22 strokes
wonder, be surprised, frightened, amazed
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1141 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 驚異 【キョウイ】 wonder, miracle, amazement, prodigy
  • 驚愕 【キョウガク】 astonishment, amazement, surprise, fright, shock
  • 一驚 【イッキョウ】 surprise, amazement
  • 吃驚 【キッキョウ】 surprise

Kun reading compounds

  • 驚く 【おどろく】 to be surprised, to be astonished
  • 驚くほど 【おどろくほど】 to a surprising degree, to a remarkable extent, surprisingly, astonishingly, amazingly, alarmingly
  • 驚かす 【おどろかす】 to surprise, to frighten, to create a stir


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • admiración
  • asombro
  • sorpresa
  • estar sorprendido
  • asombrarse
  • sorprenderse


  • maravilha
  • ser surpreendido
  • assustadoa
  • assombrado
  • maravilhar-se


  • étonnement
  • surpris
  • effrayé
  • stupéfié
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1107 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5229 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1061 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1914 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1778 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1910 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
477 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1914 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3597 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1848 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2513 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2006 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
45013P Morohashi
2894 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6774 New Nelson (John Haig)
1987 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2141 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1944 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1950 2001 Kanji
10a12.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-12-10 SKIP code
4832.7 Four corner code
1-22-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9a5a Unicode hex code