Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
north
Kun:
きた
On:
ホク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
153 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 北上 【ホクジョウ】 going north
  • 北欧 【ホクオウ】 Northern Europe, land of the Norsemen, Scandinavia
  • 東北 【トウホク】 north-east, Tōhoku (northernmost six prefectures of Honshu), Tohoku
  • 西北 【セイホク】 north-west

Kun reading compounds

  • 北 【きた】 north, the North, northern territories, North Korea, north wind
  • 北アイルランド 【きたアイルランド】 Northern Ireland
  • 東北 【とうほく】 north-east, Tōhoku (northernmost six prefectures of Honshu), Tohoku
  • 西北 【せいほく】 north-west

Readings

Japanese names:
きら、 ほう、 ほっ、 ほつ
Chinese:
bei3
Korean:
bug, bae

Spanish

  • Norte
  • huir
  • perder

Portuguese

  • norte

French

  • nord
139 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
224 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
205 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
103 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
751 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
156 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
24 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
138 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
73 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
73 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
42 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
231 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
230 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
147 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
454 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2574 Morohashi
197 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
581 New Nelson (John Haig)
445 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
480 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
282 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
115 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1256 2001 Kanji
0a5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
1111.0 Four corner code
43-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5317 Unicode hex code

12 strokes (also 13)
Radical:
tree
Parts:
poles, settlement, conclusion, end, highest rank, electric poles, very, extremely, most, highly, 10**48
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
460 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 極 【キョク】 pole, climax, extreme, extremity, culmination, height, zenith, nadir
  • 極鰺刺 【キョクアジサシ】 Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea)
  • 両極 【リョウキョク】 both extremities, North and South Poles, positive and negative poles
  • 消極 【ショウキョク】 negative, conservative, depolarization
  • 極 【ゴク】 quite, very, 10^48, quindecillion
  • 極秘 【ゴクヒ】 absolute secrecy
  • 極極 【ゴクゴク】 extremely, highly
  • 大慶至極 【タイケイシゴク】 great happiness, great joy (pleasure)

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master
  • 極まる 【きわまる】 to reach an extreme, to reach a limit, to terminate, to come to an end, extremely, to be stuck, to be in a dilemma, to be at a loss, to be decided, to be settled
  • 極まり 【きわまり】 extremity, end, bound, limit
  • 極まりない 【きわまりない】 extremely, in the extreme, knows no bounds (e.g. rudeness), unparalleled, boundless (e.g. universe, ocean), limitless
  • 極み 【きわみ】 height, acme, extremity, peak, end, limit
  • 決める 【きめる】 to decide, to choose, to determine, to make up one's mind, to resolve, to set one's heart on, to settle, to arrange, to set, to appoint, to fix, to clinch (a victory), to decide (the outcome of a match), to persist in doing, to go through with, to always do, to have made a habit of, to take for granted, to assume, to dress up, to dress to kill, to dress to the nines, to carry out successfully (a move in sports, a pose in dance, etc.), to succeed in doing, to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.), to eat or drink something, to take illegal drugs
  • 決まる 【きまる】 to be decided, to be settled, to look good in (clothes)

Readings

Chinese:
ji2
Korean:
geug

Spanish

  • polo terrestre o magnético
  • muy
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente
  • alcanzar un extremo

Portuguese

  • postes
  • acordo
  • conclusão
  • fim
  • a mais alta posição
  • postes elétricos
  • muitos
  • extremamente
  • maior
  • altamente
  • 10 elevado a48

French

  • extrêmes
  • pôles (N et S)
  • décision
  • conclusion
  • fin
  • plus haut rang
  • pôles électriques
  • très
  • extrêmement
  • le plus
  • hautement
  • 10**48
382 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
488 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
464 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
652 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2305 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
597 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
639 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1896 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
679 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1100 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1243 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
695 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1922 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15181 Morohashi
1017 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2753 New Nelson (John Haig)
1903 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2052 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
311 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
584 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1872 2001 Kanji
4a8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-8 SKIP code
4191.4 Four corner code
22-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6975 Unicode hex code