Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
Variants:
hard up, destitute, suffer, perplexed, cornered
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1756 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 窮屈 【キュウクツ】 narrow, tight, cramped, formal, stiff, strict, ceremonious, rigid, constrained, uncomfortable, tight (e.g. finances)
  • 究極 【キュウキョク】 ultimate, final, last, eventual
  • 無窮 【ムキュウ】 eternity, infinitude, immortality
  • 天壌無窮 【テンジョウムキュウ】 as eternal as heaven and earth

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
  • 窮み無き 【きわみなき】 without limit, endless

Readings

Chinese:
qiong2
Korean:
gung

Spanish

  • final
  • extremo
  • finalizar
  • acabar
  • llevar al extremo
  • llevar a cabo

Portuguese

  • endurecer
  • destituído
  • sofrer
  • criar obstáculos
  • encurralar

French

  • extrêmement
  • indigent
  • fauché
  • souffrir
  • perplexe
  • acculé
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1821 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
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1598 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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897 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
919 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1675 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1457 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2983 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1525 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2078 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1338 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25593 Morohashi
2358 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4212 New Nelson (John Haig)
1326 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1424 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1787 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
752 2001 Kanji
3m12.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-12 SKIP code
2-5-10 SKIP code
3022.7 Four corner code
21-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7aae Unicode hex code