Jisho

×

8 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
country
Kun:
くに
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
3 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 国際 【コクサイ】 international, diplomatic intercourse
  • 国語 【コクゴ】 national language, Japanese language (esp. as a school subject in Japan), one's native language, mother tongue, native Japanese words (as opposed to loanwords and Chinese-derived words)
  • 大国 【タイコク】 large country, major nation, great power, province of the highest rank (ritsuryō system)
  • 開国 【カイコク】 founding a country, opening of a country (e.g. Japan) to the world, ending (a policy of) national seclusion

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国境 【こっきょう】 national border, provincial border
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 現国 【うつしくに】 world of mankind, this world

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guo2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • país

Portuguese

  • País
  • terra
  • nação

French

  • pays
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
136 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
8 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1037 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
111 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
36 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
745 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
40 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
344 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
588 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4752 Morohashi
3087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
950 New Nelson (John Haig)
581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
624 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
158 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
3s5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
6010.3 Four corner code
1-25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
national flag, banner, standard
Kun:
はた
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1190 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 旗色 【ハタイロ】 situation, outlook, one's allegiance, affiliation, position
  • 旗艦 【キカン】 flagship
  • 日章旗 【ニッショウキ】 the Japanese (rising sun) flag
  • 校旗 【コウキ】 school flag

Kun reading compounds

  • 旗 【はた】 flag, pataka (banner), banner (administrative division of Inner Mongolia)
  • 旗印 【はたじるし】 design (on a banner), emblem (on a flag), insignia, banner (e.g. of democracy), slogan, cause, objective
  • 白旗 【しらはた】 white flag, truce flag, surrender flag
  • 大会旗 【たいかいはた】 tournament flag

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qi2
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • bandera nacional
  • estandarte
  • bandera

Portuguese

  • bandeira nacional
  • bandeira
  • padrão

French

  • drapeau
  • bannière
  • étendard
371 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
474 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
451 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1174 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2093 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
601 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1401 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2093 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1006 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1043 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1528 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
962 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1321 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
716 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
958 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1780 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13687 Morohashi
1047 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2402 New Nelson (John Haig)
1764 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1901 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
615 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
461 2001 Kanji
4h10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-10 SKIP code
0828.1 Four corner code
1-20-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65d7 Unicode hex code