8 strokes
tool, utensil, means, possess, ingredients, counter for armor, suits, sets of furniture
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
629 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 具 【グ】 tool, means, ingredients (added to soup, rice, etc.), counter for sets of armor, utensils, furniture, etc.
  • 具合 【グアイ】 condition, state, health, state (of health), way, manner, circumstance, luck, face, dignity, decency, propriety
  • 文具 【ブング】 stationery
  • 金具 【カナグ】 metal fittings, metal fixtures

Kun reading compounds

  • 備える 【そなえる】 to furnish with, to equip with, to provide, to install, to prepare for, to make preparations for, to make provision for, to possess (all that is needed), to be endowed with, to be equipped with, to be born with, to have since birth
  • 具に 【つぶさに】 in detail, with great care, completely, fully


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • herramienta
  • utensilio
  • ingredientes


  • ferramenta
  • utensílio
  • meios
  • posses
  • ingredientes
  • sufixo para contagem de armaduras
  • coleção
  • mobília


  • outils
  • ustensiles
  • moyens
  • ingrédients
  • possession
  • compteur d'armures, costumes, meubles
  • minutieusement
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