8 strokes
metal, gold 金 (釒)


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 金 【キン】 gold (metal), gold (color), gold (medal), first place (prize), something of great value, something golden (e.g. silence), money, gold coin, sum (of money), Friday, karat (measure of purity of gold), carat, metal (fourth phase of Wu Xing), Jin dynasty (of China; 1115-1234), Chin dynasty, Jurchen dynasty, gold general, testicles
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 集金 【シュウキン】 money collection
  • 納金 【ノウキン】 payment
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 金剛 【コンゴウ】 vajra (indestructible substance), diamond, adamantine, thunderbolt, Indra's weapon, Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth
  • 鬱金 【ウコン】 turmeric (Curcuma domestica)
  • 葛鬱金 【クズウコン】 arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea)
  • 漉油 【コシアブラ】 Acanthopanax sciadophylloides (species of flowering plant related to the aralias)

Kun reading compounds

  • 金 【かね】 money, metal
  • 金持ち 【かねもち】 rich person
  • 細かい金 【こまかいかね】 small change
  • 汚れた金 【よごれたかね】 dirty money


Japanese names:
かん、 きむ、 こ、 この、 ん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gim, geum


  • oro
  • dinero
  • metal


  • ouro


  • or
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275 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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287 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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