21 strokes
look back, review, examine oneself, turn around
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1058 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 顧問 【コモン】 adviser, advisor, consultant
  • 顧客 【コキャク】 customer, client, patron
  • 一顧 【イッコ】 slightest notice, slightest consideration, slightest attention, a little thought, glance
  • 後顧 【コウコ】 looking back, worry, anxiety

Kun reading compounds

  • 顧みる 【かえりみる】 to look back on (the past), to reflect on, to reminisce about, to look behind (at), to turn round (and look), to look over one's shoulder, to consider, to concern oneself about, to take notice of, to pay attention to, to take into consideration


Japanese names:
たか、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • reflejarse
  • volverse hacia
  • mirar hacia atrás
  • reflexionar
  • repasar
  • revisar


  • recordar
  • revisão
  • auto-examinar
  • voltar-se


  • considération
  • conseiller
  • revoir
  • reconsidérer
  • retourner
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1898 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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1941 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a12.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-12-9 SKIP code
3128.6 Four corner code
1-24-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9867 Unicode hex code