強 means 'strong'

Animation / stroke order not available.
LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Strokes : 11    Frequency: 179   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 205 words   Used in 343 words   Used in 167 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   キョウ   ゴウ
   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   いる to compel, to force   いて by force   したた determined
Kun    こわ
Name    すね
⿰   bow  ⿱   () private   insect  
Explore these components visually on The Kanji Map ⇗
LOG IN to view kanji mastery data
LOG IN to view your flashcards
In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 強 is used 27 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 強 is used 325 times, read 6 ways (with 3 variations).
キョウ : 194 words FIND ALL
1. study
2. diligence
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning)
ゴウ : 50 words FIND ALL
1. robber; mugger
2. robbery; burglary
つよ : 46 words FIND ALL
1. strong; powerful; mighty; potent
2. resistant; resilient; durable  (... に強い)
つよ (read as づよ) : 14 words FIND ALL
1. powerful; strong; forceful; vigorous
2. reassuring; encouraging
こわ : 10 words FIND ALL
1. tough; stiff; hard
2. inflexible; obstinate; stubborn
いる : 5 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to force; to compel; to coerce
こわ (read as ごわ) : 3 words FIND ALL
difficult; tough; formidable; redoubtable; stubborn
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
したた (read as したた) : 2 words FIND ALL
1. strong-willed person; old hand; shrewd rascal; wily fox; desperate character; formidable woman
2. strong man; brave man
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms)
いる (read as じ) : 1 word FIND ALL
compulsion; insistence; pressure; extortion
Henshall: 111 (originally: 100)  Joy o' Kanji : 100  Key to Kanji: 211 

Cascading kanji view

キョウ   ゴウ   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   しいる to compel, to force   しいて by force   したた determined   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ム   private
チュウ   むし insect   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
キュウ   ゆみ a bow   
Problem with this kanji? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
Change component list
By default the component builder shows the most common components (themselves joyo kanji, or used in at least 3 other joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.

Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Help with the component builder
For detailed instructions, see the Component builder how to guide.
To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of.
For any components you recognize, if you know the English meaning or name, start typing it in the text area. Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Alternatively, count the strokes of the component, and scan the list to find it visually.
To find the kanji :
  • Notice that it is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫.
  • 氵 艹 口 all have three strokes, so you could look in the list in the 3 stroke section. 夫 has four strokes.
  • Alternatively, you could start typing 'water' (氵), 'grass' (艹), 'mouth' (口) or 'husband' (夫) in the search area, and the components will be highlighted in yellow.
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.