Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
north
Kun:
きた
On:
ホク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
153 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 北上 【ホクジョウ】 going north
  • 北欧 【ホクオウ】 Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Scandinavia
  • 極北 【キョクホク】 extreme north, North Pole
  • 西北 【セイホク】 north-west

Kun reading compounds

  • 北 【きた】 north, the North, northern territories, North Korea, north wind
  • 北アイルランド 【きたアイルランド】 Northern Ireland
  • 西北 【せいほく】 north-west

Readings

Japanese names:
きら、 ほう、 ほっ、 ほつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bei3
Korean:
bug, bae

Spanish

  • Norte
  • huir
  • perder

Portuguese

  • norte

French

  • nord
139 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
224 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
205 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
103 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
751 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
156 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
24 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
138 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
73 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
73 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
42 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
231 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
230 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
147 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
454 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2574 Morohashi
197 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
581 New Nelson (John Haig)
445 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
480 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
282 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
115 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1256 2001 Kanji
0a5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
1111.0 Four corner code
1-43-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5317 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
east
Kun:
ひがし
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
37 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 東洋 【トウヨウ】 the East, the Orient, (East) Asia, Japan
  • 東西 【トウザイ】 east and west, Orient and Occident, East and West, ladies and gentlemen!, your attention, please!, roll-up, roll-up
  • 関東 【カントウ】 Kantō, region consisting of Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, Kantō, north-eastern half of Japan (during the feudal era)
  • 北北東 【ホクホクトウ】 north-northeast, north-north-east

Kun reading compounds

  • 東 【ひがし】 east
  • 東西 【とうざい】 east and west, Orient and Occident, East and West, ladies and gentlemen!, your attention, please!, roll-up, roll-up
  • 犬が西向きゃ尾は東 【いぬがにしむきゃおはひがし】 that goes without saying, water is wet, when a dog turns west, its tail turns east

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 あがり、 あずま、 あづま、 こち、 さき、 しの、 とお、 はる、 ひが、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dong1
Korean:
dong

Spanish

  • Este

Portuguese

  • Oriente

French

  • Est
121 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
201 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
184 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
11 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
213 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
27 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
63 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
771 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
71 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
71 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
39 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1053 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4385 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2221 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2987 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
516 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14499 Morohashi
3568 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2596 New Nelson (John Haig)
504 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
543 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
108 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
164 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1564 2001 Kanji
0a8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
4-8-3 SKIP code
5090.6 Four corner code
1-37-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6771 Unicode hex code