10 strokes
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Inst., institution, temple, mansion, school
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
150 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 院 【イン】 house of parliament (congress, diet, etc.), graduate school, postgraduate school, institution (often medical), institutional building, government office, sub-temple, minor temple building, temple, cloister, imperial palace, title bestowed on empresses, princesses, etc., former (esp. of emperors, daimyos, etc.), late
  • 院長 【インチョウ】 director (of a hospital, institution, academy, etc.), superintendent, rector
  • 議院 【ギイン】 parliament, congress, diet, house (of parliament, etc.), chamber
  • 棋院 【キイン】 go institution, go club, go hall


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • institución
  • templo
  • hospital


  • instituição
  • templo
  • mansão
  • escola


  • temple
  • institution
  • résidence
  • école
  • hôpital
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