5 strokes
mouth, opening
nickname, number, item, title, pseudonym, name, call
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
585 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 号 【ゴウ】 number, edition, make, model, issue, part of that group, sobriquet, pen-name, size (of printing types, canvases, knitting needles, etc.), suffix attached to names of ships, trains, airplanes, etc.
  • 号車 【ゴウシャ】 suffix for train car numbers
  • 二号 【ニゴウ】 number two, mistress, concubine
  • 符号 【フゴウ】 sign, mark, symbol, code, sign (e.g. positive, negative)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hao4, hao2


  • número


  • apelido
  • número
  • item
  • título
  • pseudonimo
  • nome
  • chamada


  • surnom
  • numéro
  • article
  • titre
  • pseudonyme
  • nom
  • appel
215 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
297 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
281 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
368 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
882 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
227 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
399 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
272 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
266 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
266 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
442 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
316 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2675 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1361 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1847 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1250 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3256 Morohashi
2153 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
692 New Nelson (John Haig)
1242 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1330 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
248 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3752 2001 Kanji
3d2.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
6020.7 Four corner code
1-25-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53f7 Unicode hex code