Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
hole, aperture, slit, cave, den
Kun:
あな
On:
ケツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1366 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 穴 【ケツ】 ass, arse, buttocks, rear, end, acupuncture point, hole, notch
  • 穴隙 【ケツゲキ】 crevice, aperture
  • 墓穴 【ボケツ】 grave (pit)
  • 横穴 【ヨコアナ】 cave, tunnel

Kun reading compounds

  • 穴 【あな】 hole, deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.), vacancy, opening, flaw, profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others, upset victory (with a large payoff), pit (of a theater), hiding place, underbelly (of society, etc.)
  • 穴埋め 【あなうめ】 filling in gaps, filling in blanks (in a form, etc.), stopgap, temporary measure, covering up a deficit, making up for something (e.g. one's mistake)
  • 墓穴 【ぼけつ】 grave (pit)
  • 風穴 【かざあな】 air hole, windhole, ventilator

Readings

Japanese names:
けな、 しし、 な
Chinese:
xue4, xue2
Korean:
hyeol

Spanish

  • agujero
  • hueco
  • cueva
  • lugar poco conocido
  • lugar escondido

Portuguese

  • buraco
  • orifício
  • brecha
  • caverna
  • gruta

French

  • trou
  • orifice
  • fente
  • grotte
  • tanière
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