19 strokes
deer 鹿
广 鹿
lovely, beautiful, graceful, resplendent
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1758 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 麗句 【レイク】 elegant phrase
  • 麗景殿 【レイケイデン】 ladies' pavilion (of the inner Heian Palace)
  • 瑰麗 【カイレイ】 extraordinarily beautiful, exceptionally pretty, gorgeous, magnificent
  • 清麗 【セイレイ】 clean, tidy, pure, untarnished, Seirei (one of the eight major professional female titles)

Kun reading compounds

  • 麗しい 【うるわしい】 beautiful, lovely, heartwarming, beautiful
  • 麗らか 【うららか】 bright (weather, mood, voice, etc.), clear, fine, beautiful, glorious, splendid, cheerful


Japanese names:
ま、 よし、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
li4, li2
ryeo, ri


  • precioso
  • hermoso
  • bonito
  • encantador


  • amável
  • companheiro


  • charmant
  • beau
  • belle
  • jolie
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1630 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1832 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1937 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2672 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1359 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1845 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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2158 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1929 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3056 2001 Kanji
3q16.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-17 SKIP code
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1121.1 Four corner code
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