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

9 strokes
Radical:
self
Parts:
Variants:
stinking, ill-smelling, suspicious looking, odor, savor, fragrance, be fragrant, stink, glow, be bright
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1760 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 臭 【シュウ】 -smell, stinking of, smacking of, hinting of
  • 臭覚 【シュウカク】 the sense of smell
  • 体臭 【タイシュウ】 body odor, body odour, personal odor, personal odour, characteristic (of someone)
  • 異臭 【イシュウ】 offensive smell, off-flavor, off-flavour

Kun reading compounds

  • 臭い 【くさい】 stinking, smelly, suspicious, fishy, clumsy, unskilled, smelling of, looking like, appearing like, smacking of, -ish
  • 臭い玉 【においだま】 tonsil stone, tonsillolith, scent ball
  • 匂う 【におう】 to be fragrant, to smell (good), to stink, to smell (bad), to glow, to be bright, to smack of, to show hints of
  • 匂い 【におい】 odour, odor, scent, smell, stench, aura, whiff, smacks of ..., sense, flavour, flavor
  • 匂いがする 【においがする】 to smell, to smell of, to have a smell

Readings

Chinese:
chou4, xiu4
Korean:
chwi

Spanish

  • peste
  • hedor
  • mal olor
  • apestar
  • oler mal

Portuguese

  • fedendo
  • cheiro de doença
  • parecer suspeito
  • odor
  • cheiro
  • fragrância
  • cheirar
  • feder
  • brilhar
  • brilhante

French

  • sentir mauvais
  • malodorant
  • odeur
  • saveur
  • parfum
  • puer
  • aspect louche
  • brillant
1356 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1409 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3842 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1308 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1684 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1244 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1310 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1285 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1588 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3261 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1682 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2289 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
123 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30103P Morohashi
2633 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4901 New Nelson (John Haig)
122 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
128 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1290 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
863 2001 Kanji
5c4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
2643.0 Four corner code
29-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
81ed Unicode hex code