Kyōiku kanjiJōyō kanji1st grade kanji2 strokesJLPT N5 kanji


Kyōiku kanji
Kanji that Japanese students should learn in elementary school #kyoiku
Jōyō kanji
Kanji considered of common use by the Japanese Ministry of Education #joyo
1st grade kanji
Kanji learned in first grade (elementary school) #grade-1
2 strokes
Kanji with 2 strokes #strokes-2
JLPT N5 kanji
JLPT N5 kanji: Basic Level #jlpt5k


  • On'yomi
  • Kun'yomi
  • Nanori
  • Chinese (pinyin)
  • Korean (hangul)
  • Korean (romanized)
  • Vietnamese
  • Kantenji (braille kanji)


Stroke order

Not available for this kanji.

二 stroke 1二 stroke 2二 stroke 3
Number of strokes: 2

Components in kanji 二


Popular words containing this kanji

popularJLPT N5
  • two
二人 ふたり
popularJLPT N5noun (generic)
  • two persons, two people, pair, couple
二つ ふたつ
popularJLPT N5
  • two
二階建て にかいだて
popularJLPT N4noun (generic)
  • two-storied building
真っ二つ まっぷたつ
popularJLPT N1noun (generic)
  • in two equal parts

Extended information

  • Frequency 9
  • <p>KANJIDIC Project</p> 2151
    <p>"Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>Andrew Nelson</em> (now published as the "Classic" Nelson)</p> 273
    <p>"The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>John Haig</em></p> 72
    <p>"New Japanese-English Character Dictionary", by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 1922
    <p>"Kanji Learners Dictionary" (Kodansha) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 1224
    <p>"Remembering The Kanji" by <em>James Heisig</em></p> 2
    <p>"A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage" (Gakken)</p> 6
    <p>"Japanese Names", by <em>P.G. O'Neill</em></p> 4
    <p>"Essential Kanji" by <em>.GP. O'Neill</em></p> 2
    <p>"Daikanwajiten" by <em>Morohashi</em></p> 247:1:416
    <p>"A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters" by <em>Kenneth G. Henshall</em></p> 61
    <p>"Kanji and Kana" by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em></p> 3
    <p>"Kanji and Kana" by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em> (2011 edition)</p> 3
    <p>"A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese" by <em>Florence Sakade</em></p> 2
    <p>Japanese Kanji Flashcards, by <em>Max Hodges</em> and <em>Tomoko Okazaki</em> (Series 1)</p> 9
    <p>"A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese" 3rd edition, by <em>Henshall</em>, <em>Seeley</em> and <em>De Groot</em></p> 2
    <p>Tuttle Kanji Cards, by <em>Alexander Kask</em></p> 2
    <p>"The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power" by <em>Dale Crowley</em></p> 11
    <p>"Kanji in Context" by <em>Nishiguchi</em> and <em>Kono</em></p> 2
    <p>"Japanese For Busy People" vols I-III, published by the AJLT. The codes are the <code>volume.chapter</code></p> 1.A
    <p>The "Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide"</p> 31
    <p>Codes from <em>Yves Maniette</em>'s "Les Kanjis dans la tete" French adaptation of <em>Heisig</em></p> 2
    <p>"Remembering The Kanji, 6th Ed." by <em>James Heisig</em></p> 2
    <p>"Kodansha Kanji Dictionary", (2nd Ed. of the NJECD) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 2421
    <p>"Kanji Learners Dictionary" (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) by <em>Jack Halpern</em></p> 1688
  • <p><em>Halpern</em>'s SKIP (System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns) code</p> 2-1-1
    <p>The descriptor codes for The Kanji Dictionary (Tuttle1996) by <em>Spahn</em> and <em>Hadamitzky</em></p> 0a2.1
    <p>The "Four Corner" code for the kanji. This is a code invented by <em>Wang Chen</em> in 1928</p> 1010.0
    <p>The codes developed by the late <em>Father Joseph De Roo</em>, and published in his book "2001 Kanji" (Bonjinsha)</p> 3072
  • <p>JIS X 0208-1997 - kuten coding <code>nn-nn</code></p> 1-38-83
    <p>Decimal representation of the UTF16 character</p> 20108