12 strokes
small bird
gather, meet, congregate, swarm, flock
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
210 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 集 【シュウ】 collection, compilation
  • 集荷 【シュウカ】 collection of cargo (esp. produce, etc.), cargo booking
  • 句集 【クシュウ】 collection of haiku poems
  • 歌集 【カシュウ】 collection of waka poems, anthology, songbook

Kun reading compounds

  • 集まる 【あつまる】 to gather, to collect, to assemble
  • 集める 【あつめる】 to collect, to assemble, to gather
  • 集う 【つどう】 to meet, to assemble, to congregate


Japanese names:
あつまり、 ず
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • reunir
  • coleccionar
  • reunirse


  • juntar
  • reunião
  • congregar
  • enxame
  • bando


  • rassembler
  • réunir
  • collection
  • grouiller
  • attroupement
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168 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5031 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
279 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
272 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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436 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
442 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
224 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1851 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3445 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2413 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
566 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41974 Morohashi
2771 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6500 New Nelson (John Haig)
559 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
601 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
224 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
399 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2464 2001 Kanji
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