Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
mouth
Kun:
くち
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
284 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 口 【ク】 mouth, speech, counter for people or implements
  • 口実 【コウジツ】 excuse, pretext
  • 鶏口 【ケイコウ】 mouth of a chicken, leader of a small group
  • 火口 【カコウ】 (volcanic) crater, caldera, burner (of a boiler)
  • 口 【ク】 mouth, speech, counter for people or implements
  • 口 【クチ】 mouth, opening, hole, gap, orifice, mouth (of a bottle), spout, nozzle, mouthpiece, gate, door, entrance, exit, speaking, speech, talk (i.e. gossip), taste, palate, mouth (to feed), opening (i.e. vacancy), available position, invitation, summons, kind, sort, type, opening (i.e. beginning), counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), stove burners, and swords
  • 猪口 【チョコ】 sake cup, small deep porcelain bowl for serving food
  • 赤口 【シャッコウ】 day that is unlucky except between the auspicious hours of 11am and 1pm (in the traditional calendar)

Kun reading compounds

  • 口 【くち】 mouth, opening, hole, gap, orifice, mouth (of a bottle), spout, nozzle, mouthpiece, gate, door, entrance, exit, speaking, speech, talk (i.e. gossip), taste, palate, mouth (to feed), opening (i.e. vacancy), available position, invitation, summons, kind, sort, type, opening (i.e. beginning), counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), stove burners, and swords
  • 口紅 【くちべに】 lipstick
  • 入口 【いりぐち】 entrance, entry, gate, approach, mouth
  • 大口 【おおぐち】 big mouth, mouth opened wide, boastful speech, tall talk, bragging, boasting, large amount, large quantity

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kou3
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • boca
  • orificio
  • apertura

Portuguese

  • boca

French

  • bouche
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
20 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
213 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
868 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
38 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
31 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
29 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
54 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
54 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
167 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
276 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4189 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2119 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2865 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
11 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3227 Morohashi
3382 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
685 New Nelson (John Haig)
11 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
11 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
200 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
16 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
3d0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
3-3-0 SKIP code
6000.0 Four corner code
1-24-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53e3 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
Variants:
number, strength, fate, law, figures
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
148 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 数 【スウ】 several, a number of, quantity, amount, counting, figures, numbers, number, numeral, figure, number, destiny, fate, course of events, trend
  • 数学 【スウガク】 mathematics
  • 算数 【サンスウ】 arithmetic, calculation
  • 日数 【ニッスウ】 number of days
  • 数 【スウ】 several, a number of, quantity, amount, counting, figures, numbers, number, numeral, figure, number, destiny, fate, course of events, trend
  • 数学 【スウガク】 mathematics
  • 数牌 【シューパイ】 suited tiles

Kun reading compounds

  • 数 【かず】 number, amount
  • 数多く 【かずおおく】 in great numbers
  • 日数 【にっすう】 number of days
  • 手数 【てすう】 trouble, bother, number of moves (in go, shogi, etc.), number of punches (in boxing)
  • 数える 【かぞえる】 to count, to enumerate
  • 屡々 【しばしば】 often, again and again, frequently, repeatedly

Readings

Japanese names:
じゅ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu4, shu3, shuo4
Korean:
su, chog

Spanish

  • número
  • cifra
  • contar

Portuguese

  • número
  • vigor
  • destino
  • lei
  • figuras

French

  • nombre
  • compter
  • destin
  • loi
  • chiffres
262 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
168 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
151 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
188 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2057 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
429 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
592 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2169 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
225 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
225 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
529 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
945 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2245 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1170 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1591 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
938 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13319 Morohashi
1790 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2353 New Nelson (John Haig)
929 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
998 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
159 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
227 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1066 2001 Kanji
4i9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-4 SKIP code
9844.0 Four corner code
1-31-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6570 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
few, little
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
287 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 少 【ショウ】 small, little, few
  • 少輔 【ショウ】 assistant vice-minister (ritsuryō system, early Meiji period)
  • 減少 【ゲンショウ】 decrease, reduction, decline
  • 最少 【サイショウ】 fewest, least, smallest (number), lowest, minimum, youngest

Kun reading compounds

  • 少ない 【すくない】 few, a little, scarce, insufficient, seldom
  • 少し 【すこし】 small quantity, little, few, something, little while, short distance
  • 少しも 【すこしも】 (not) at all, (not) a bit, (not) in the least, (not) in the slightest

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shao3, shao4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño
  • un poco
  • apenas

Portuguese

  • poucos
  • pequenos

French

  • un petit peu
  • un peu
93 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
160 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
143 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
231 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
166 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
129 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
47 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
88 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
144 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
144 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
105 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
512 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4278 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
107 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7475 Morohashi
3467 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1390 New Nelson (John Haig)
106 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
111 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
153 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
95 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1160 2001 Kanji
3n1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
1-1-3 SKIP code
9020.0 Four corner code
1-30-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c11 Unicode hex code