13 strokes
deposit, custody, leave with, entrust to
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
981 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 予防 【ヨボウ】 prevention, protection (against), precaution
  • 予備 【ヨビ】 reserve, spare, preparation, preliminaries

Kun reading compounds

  • 預ける 【あずける】 to leave (in someone's keeping), to put (in someone's care), to place (in someone's custody), to entrust (someone) with, to deposit, to put (someone) in charge of, to leave (a matter) in someone's hands, to let (someone) decide, to lean on, to put one's weight on
  • 預かる 【あずかる】 to look after, to take care of, to keep, to hold on to, to keep in custody, to be put in charge of, to be given responsibility for, to be entrusted with, to withhold (an announcement), to reserve (judgment), to leave undecided, to take upon oneself (to do), to settle (a matter) oneself


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • depósito
  • confiar algo a alguien
  • dejar al cuidado de
  • quedarse al cuidado de


  • depósito
  • custódia
  • deixa com
  • háfiar


  • dépôt
  • garde
  • laisser avec
  • confier
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