10 strokes
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
camp, battle array, ranks, position, sudden, brief time
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
828 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 陣 【ジン】 battle formation, camp, encampment, position, group, gang, party, corps, war, battle, campaign
  • 陣営 【ジンエイ】 camp (supporters of a doctrine, party, etc.), faction (of a party), military camp, encampment, cantonment
  • 布陣 【フジン】 battle formation, lineup (e.g. for a game)
  • 出陣 【シュツジン】 going into battle, departure for the front, appearing (in a match), starting an election campaign


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • ejército
  • campo de batalla
  • rango
  • posición militar


  • acampamento
  • arranjo na batalha
  • posições
  • posição


  • campement
  • ordre de bataille
  • rang
  • position
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823 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4992 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1207 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1869 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1056 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1404 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1493 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1523 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
733 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
545 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
332 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
411 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1314 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41667 Morohashi
455 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6448 New Nelson (John Haig)
1305 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1402 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1402 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3655 2001 Kanji
2d7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
7520.6 Four corner code
1-31-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9663 Unicode hex code