10 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
individual, counter for articles
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
451 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 個 【コ】 counter for (small) things or pieces, counter for military units, (an) individual, one person
  • 個々 【ココ】 individual, one by one, separate, each
  • 好個 【コウコ】 excellent, fine, pertinent
  • 複数個 【フクスウコ】 multitude
  • 箇 【カ】 counter used with Sino-Japanese words
  • 箇所 【カショ】 place, point, part, spot, area, passage, portion, counter for places, parts, passages, etc.


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ge4, ge5


  • individuo
  • individual
  • contador para objetos pequeños


  • indivíduo
  • sufixo para contagem de para artigos


  • individuel
  • privé
  • compteur d'articles
  • compteur d'unités militaires
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502 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
322 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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973 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1005 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
469 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
104 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
132 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
87 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
100 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
982 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
758 Morohashi
117 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
258 New Nelson (John Haig)
973 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1047 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
455 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
711 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2177 2001 Kanji
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1-2-8 SKIP code
2620.0 Four corner code
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