15 strokes
quake, shake, tremble, quiver, shiver
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
893 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 震 【シン】 zhen (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: thunder, east)
  • 震源 【シンゲン】 hypocentre (of an earthquake), hypocenter
  • 微震 【ビシン】 slight earthquake
  • 軽震 【ケイシン】 weak earthquake

Kun reading compounds

  • 震う 【ふるう】 to shake, to tremble, to vibrate
  • 震える 【ふるえる】 to shiver, to shake, to quake, to tremble, to quaver, to quiver
  • 震わせる 【ふるわせる】 to (make something) quiver, to shake, to tremble, to vibrate
  • 震わす 【ふるわす】 to (make something) quiver, to shake, to tremble, to vibrate


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • temblar
  • estremecerse
  • agitar
  • sacudir


  • tremor
  • agitar
  • tremer
  • estremecimento
  • calafrio


  • tremblement
  • secouer
  • frémir
  • frissonner
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