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
  • 口径 【コウケイ】 aperture, bore, calibre, caliber
  • 開口 【カイコウ】 opening, aperture (e.g. camera), opening one's mouth, beginning to speak, open, broad
  • 経口 【ケイコウ】 taken by mouth, oral
  • 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), and swords
  • 猪口 【チョコ】 sake cup, small deep porcelain bowl for serving food
  • 赤口 【シャッコウ】 unlucky for all activities, with only the period around noon being auspicious

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), and swords
  • 口利き 【くちきき】 mediation, good offices, intervention, mediator, middleman, influential person, person of influence, eloquence, eloquent person, way of speaking
  • 切り口 【きりくち】 cut end, section, opening, slit, point of view, (different) perspective, new approach
  • 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

12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
dwindle, decrease, reduce, decline, curtail, get hungry
Kun:
へ.るへ.らす
On:
ゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
261 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 減 【ゲン】 reduction, decrease, subtraction, reduction of penalty (under the ritsuryo codes)
  • 減員 【ゲンイン】 reduction of staff
  • 増減 【ゾウゲン】 increase and decrease, fluctuation
  • 軽減 【ケイゲン】 abatement, reduction

Kun reading compounds

  • 減る 【へる】 to decrease (in size or number), to diminish, to abate
  • 減るもんじゃない 【へるもんじゃない】 it's no big deal, it's nothing to fret about, it's not like it's the end of the world
  • 減らす 【へらす】 to abate, to decrease, to diminish, to shorten

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian3
Korean:
gam

Spanish

  • menguar
  • decrecer
  • disminuir
  • resta
  • acortar

Portuguese

  • definhar
  • decréscimo
  • reduzir
  • decadência
  • encurtar
  • obter
  • com fome

French

  • diminuer
  • réduire
  • décliner
  • décroître
  • avoir faim
775 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
693 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
667 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
533 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2637 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
610 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
694 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
715 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
728 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
430 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1219 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
733 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
436 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
548 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
372 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17759 Morohashi
601 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3249 New Nelson (John Haig)
366 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
391 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
753 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
359 2001 Kanji
3a9.37 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3315.0 Four corner code
1-24-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e1b Unicode hex code