10 strokes
tall 高 (髙)
tall, high, expensive
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
65 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 高 【コウ】 high school, high-
  • 高校 【コウコウ】 senior high school, high school
  • 中高 【チュウコウ】 middle and high school, medium and high (level)
  • 激昂 【ゲッコウ】 excitement, exasperation, indignation, rage

Kun reading compounds

  • 高い 【たかい】 high, tall, expensive
  • 高いびき 【たかいびき】 loud snoring
  • 高 【たか】 quantity, amount, volume, number, amount of money
  • 高い 【たかい】 high, tall, expensive
  • 威高 【いたか】 arrogant
  • 背高 【せいたか】 tallness, tall person
  • 高まる 【たかまる】 to rise, to swell, to be promoted
  • 高める 【たかめる】 to raise, to lift, to boost, to enhance


Japanese names:
か、 こ、 じょい、 た、 はか


  • alto
  • caro
  • sobresaliente
  • elevar
  • levantar


  • Caro
  • alto


  • haut
  • élevé
  • grand
  • cher
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