7 strokes
mouth, opening
revelation, tell, inform, announce
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
188 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 告訴 【コクソ】 accusation, complaint, charge, suit, legal action, legal proceedings
  • 告示 【コクジ】 notice, bulletin
  • 抗告 【コウコク】 appeal, protest, complaint
  • 戒告 【カイコク】 admonition, warning, caution

Kun reading compounds

  • 告げる 【つげる】 to tell, to inform, to announce, to indicate, to signal, to mark


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gao4, gu4
go, gog


  • revelación
  • contar
  • informar
  • anunciar


  • revelação
  • contar
  • informar
  • anuncia


  • révélation
  • dire
  • informer
  • annoncer
398 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
507 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
481 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
320 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
900 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
296 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
408 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
490 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
690 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
703 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
892 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
288 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3062 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1560 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2134 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
253 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3381P Morohashi
2409 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
744 New Nelson (John Haig)
247 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
262 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
398 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
480 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2477 2001 Kanji
3d4.18 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-3 SKIP code
2460.1 Four corner code
1-25-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
544a Unicode hex code