Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
Variants:
overcome, kindly, skillfully
Kun:
か.つ
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1333 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 克服 【コクフク】 conquest (of a difficulty, illness, handicap, etc.), overcoming, bringing under control, subjugation, victory over
  • 克明 【コクメイ】 detailed, scrupulous, careful, minute, faithful, elaborate, diligent, honest, upright, sincere
  • 相克 【ソウコク】 rivalry
  • 超克 【チョウコク】 overcoming, conquering, surmounting, getting over

Kun reading compounds

  • 勝つ 【かつ】 to win, to gain victory

Readings

Japanese names:
かつ、 まさる、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ke4
Korean:
geug

Spanish

  • vencer
  • superar
  • ser capaz
  • ser diestro en

Portuguese

  • Superar
  • bondoso
  • habilmente

French

  • surmonter
  • aimable
  • habile
1272 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1281 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
772 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1673 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1075 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
442 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1372 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1459 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1374 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
147 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2540 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1292 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1760 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
105 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1355 Morohashi
2046 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
354 New Nelson (John Haig)
104 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
109 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1099 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1557 2001 Kanji
2k5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-5 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
4021.6 Four corner code
1-25-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
514b Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 明 【メイ】 brightness, discernment, insight, an eye (for), eyesight, vision, nth year in the Meiji era (1868.9.8-1912.7.30)
  • 明確 【メイカク】 clear, precise, definite, distinct
  • 説明 【セツメイ】 explanation, exposition, description, account, caption, legend
  • 証明 【ショウメイ】 proof, testimony, demonstration, verification, certification
  • 明 【ミョウ】 vidya (wisdom), mantra, the coming (July 4, etc.)
  • 明日 【アシタ】 tomorrow, near future
  • 光明 【コウミョウ】 bright light, hope, bright future, light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion
  • 内明 【ナイミョウ】 adhyatmavidya (inner studies, ancient Indian philosophy)
  • 明 【ミン】 Ming dynasty (of China; 1368-1644)
  • 明楽 【ミンガク】 Ming-era Chinese music (popularized in Japan during the early 17th century)

Kun reading compounds

  • 明かり 【あかり】 light, illumination, glow, gleam, lamp, light
  • 明かり窓 【あかりまど】 transom, skylight, dormer window
  • 明るい 【あかるい】 light, well-lit, well-lighted, bright (of a colour), brightly-coloured, brightly-colored, cheerful, bright, spirited, sunny (e.g. disposition), encouraging (for the future of a project, etc.), promising, of fair prospects, familiar (with), knowledgeable (about), well versed (in), fair (e.g. politics), clean, impartial
  • 明るむ 【あかるむ】 to brighten, to grow light
  • 明らむ 【あからむ】 to become luminous at dawn (esp. the sky)
  • 明らか 【あきらか】 clear, obvious, evident, plain, definite, bright, light
  • 明らかにする 【あきらかにする】 to make clear, to clarify, to disclose, to make public
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 明くる 【あくる】 next (day, morning, etc.), following
  • 明くる 【あくる】 next (day, morning, etc.), following
  • あくる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day
  • 明かす 【あかす】 to pass (the night), to spend, to reveal, to divulge, to disclose, to expose, to prove, to verify

Readings

Japanese names:
あきら、 あけ、 あす、 きら、 け、 さや、 さやか、 とし、 はる、 み、 め
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • luz
  • brillo
  • claridad
  • listo
  • inteligente
  • claro
  • luminoso
  • iluminar
  • aclarar

Portuguese

  • brilhante
  • luz

French

  • clair
  • lumière
141 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
228 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
208 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
84 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2110 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
58 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
186 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
623 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
18 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
18 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
106 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
984 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1060 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
572 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
756 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
20 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13805 Morohashi
855 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2435 New Nelson (John Haig)
20 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
20 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
152 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
167 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3846 2001 Kanji
4c4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
6702.0 Four corner code
1-44-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
660e Unicode hex code