11 strokes
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1208 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 魚類 【ギョルイ】 fish, fishes
  • 魚介類 【ギョカイルイ】 marine products, seafood, fish and shellfish
  • 鮮魚 【センギョ】 fresh fish
  • 稚魚 【チギョ】 fry, juvenile fish, fingerling

Kun reading compounds

  • 魚 【さかな】 fish
  • 魚市場 【うおいちば】 fish market
  • 川魚 【かわうお】 river fish, freshwater fish
  • 活魚 【かつぎょ】 live fish and shellfish (kept in a tank in a restaurant)
  • 魚 【さかな】 fish
  • 魚釣り 【さかなつり】 fishing
  • 旬の魚 【しゅんのさかな】 fish in season


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • pez
  • pescado


  • peixe


  • poisson
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