6 strokes
together, both, neither, all, and, alike, with
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
174 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 共演 【キョウエン】 appearing together (in a film, play, etc.), performing together (at a concert, etc.), acting together, co-starring, playing together (in a sports match)
  • 共栄 【キョウエイ】 mutual prosperity
  • 反共 【ハンキョウ】 anticommunism
  • 中共 【チュウキョウ】 Chinese Communist Party, Chinese Communists, Communist China

Kun reading compounds

  • 共 【とも】 together with, same, both, all, neither, none, including ...
  • 共に 【ともに】 together, jointly, at the same time, with, as ..., including, along with, both
  • 送料共 【そうりょうとも】 including postage
  • 母子とも 【ぼしとも】 both mother and child
  • 共に 【ともに】 together, jointly, at the same time, with, as ..., including, along with, both
  • 共にする 【ともにする】 to do together, to share, to participate in


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong4, gong1, gong3


  • ambos
  • conjuntamente
  • juntos
  • también


  • juntamente
  • ambos (em afirm.)
  • nenhum (em neg.)
  • todo
  • e
  • da mesma forma
  • com


  • ensemble
  • les deux
  • ni l'un ni l'autre
  • tous
  • et
  • semblable
  • avec
376 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
484 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
460 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
159 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
581 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
240 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
342 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
292 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
196 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
196 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
419 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
154 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3045 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1551 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2122 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1812 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1458 Morohashi
2393 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
373 New Nelson (John Haig)
1795 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1934 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
106 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
464 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1961 2001 Kanji
3k3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
4480.1 Four corner code
1-22-06 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5171 Unicode hex code