18 strokes
fight, war
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
751 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 闘士 【トウシ】 fighter (for), militant, champion (of), boxer
  • 闘志 【トウシ】 fighting spirit, (will to) fight
  • 敢闘 【カントウ】 fighting bravely
  • 共闘 【キョウトウ】 joint struggle, common (united) front

Kun reading compounds

  • 戦う 【たたかう】 to make war (on), to wage war (against), to go to war (with), to fight (with), to do battle (against), to compete (against), to struggle (against adversities, etc.), to fight, to contend, to resist


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dou4, dou3


  • pelear
  • luchar
  • combatir


  • luta
  • guerra


  • lutte
  • guerre
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