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, boastful speech, tall talk, large amount, large sum

Readings

Chinese:
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
24-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53e3 Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
sickness
Parts:
mannerism, habit, vice, trait, fault, kink
Kun:
くせくせ.に
On:
ヘキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1973 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 癖 【クセ】 habit (often a bad habit, i.e. vice), tendency, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, mannerism, crease, wrinkle, curl, kink
  • 妄想癖 【モウソウヘキ】 day-dreamer, fantasist
  • 盗癖 【トウヘキ】 kleptomania

Kun reading compounds

  • 癖 【くせ】 habit (often a bad habit, i.e. vice), tendency, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, mannerism, crease, wrinkle, curl, kink
  • 癖に 【くせに】 and yet, though, when, in spite of
  • 悪い癖 【わるいくせ】 bad habit, bad habits
  • 自傷癖 【じしょうくせ】 (practice of) self-injury, (habit of) self-harm
  • 癖に 【くせに】 and yet, though, when, in spite of
  • 癖になる 【くせになる】 to become a (bad) habit, to get accustomed to

Readings

Chinese:
pi3, pi4
Korean:
byeog

Spanish

  • costumbre
  • hábito
  • debilidad
  • vicio
  • manía

Portuguese

  • maneirismo
  • hábito
  • vício
  • traço
  • falta
  • entortar

French

  • manie
  • mauvaise habitude
  • vice
  • trait (caractère)
  • défaut
  • frisé
1781 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1903 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3082 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1702 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1550 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1490 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1589 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1364 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1358 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4080 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2069 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2805 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1707 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22550 Morohashi
3290 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3848 New Nelson (John Haig)
1691 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1826 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1895 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
555 2001 Kanji
5i13.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-5-13 SKIP code
0014.1 Four corner code
42-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7656 Unicode hex code