16 strokes
trust, request
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
708 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 頼信紙 【ライシンシ】 telegram form, telegram blank
  • 無頼 【ブライ】 villainous, rascally, knavish, independent, self-reliant
  • 市井無頼 【シセイブライ】 urban villain, street hoodlum

Kun reading compounds

  • 頼む 【たのむ】 to request, to beg, to ask, to call, to order, to reserve, to entrust to, to rely on, please, please do
  • 頼むから 【たのむから】 please!, I'm asking you, for heaven's sake
  • 頼もしい 【たのもしい】 reliable, dependable, trustworthy, reassuring, hopeful, promising
  • 頼る 【たよる】 to rely on, to depend on, to count on, to turn to (for help)


Japanese names:
よち、 より
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • solicitud
  • petición
  • solicitar
  • pedir
  • de confianza
  • confiar en
  • depender de


  • confiança
  • solicitação


  • confiance
  • demande
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1890 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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1864 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1561 2001 Kanji
9a7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
5198.6 Four corner code
1-45-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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