Jisho

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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

  • 国益 【コクエキ】 national interest
  • 国営 【コクエイ】 government management, state management
  • 最恵国 【サイケイコク】 most favored nation, most favoured nation, MFN
  • 異国 【イコク】 foreign country

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国人 【こくじん】 indigenous person, inhabitant of a country, local, native, local lords and samurai, daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period)
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 根堅州国 【ねのかたすくに】 underworld, netherworld

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Chinese:
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
25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
design, pattern, build, nature, character, handle, crank, grip, knob, shaft
Kun:
がらつか
On:
ヘイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1140 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 柄節 【ヘイセツ】 scape (of an insect)
  • 政柄 【セイヘイ】 political power
  • 羽柄 【ウヘイ】 calamus, quill

Kun reading compounds

  • 柄 【がら】 pattern, design, body build, figure, physique, essential qualities, character, nature, appropriate to, fitting of, suitable for
  • ガラが悪い 【ガラがわるい】 ill-bred, vulgar, boorish
  • 土地柄 【とちがら】 nature of the locality, character of a place, local colour, local color
  • 役柄 【やくがら】 role
  • 柄 【え】 handle, grip, stalk (of a mushroom, leaf, etc.)
  • 柄鏡 【えかがみ】 traditional mirror with a handle, popular since the Muromachi period
  • 長柄 【ながえ】 long handle, long-handled spear, long shaft
  • 槍の柄 【やりのえ】 spearhandle
  • 柄 【つか】 hilt (of a sword), haft (of a dagger), handle, handgrip
  • 柄頭 【つかがしら】 pommel
  • 鎌柄 【かまつか】 sickle handle, goby minnow (Pseudogobio esocinus), Oriental photinia (species of shrub, Photinia villosa), Asiatic dayflower (Commelina communis), Joseph's-coat (species of amaranth, Amaranthus tricolor)

Readings

Japanese names:
から、 ら
Chinese:
bing3
Korean:
byeong

Spanish

  • asa
  • agarradera
  • diseño
  • patrón
  • dibujo
  • figura

Portuguese

  • projeto
  • modelo
  • construção
  • natureza
  • cabo
  • manivela
  • maçaneta
  • puxador

French

  • dessin
  • motif
  • construire
  • nature
  • manche
  • poignée
  • bouton
  • manivelle
1776 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
904 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2234 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1168 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1424 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
862 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
985 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1019 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
989 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1085 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1111 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
604 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
799 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1030 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14603 Morohashi
897 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2627 New Nelson (John Haig)
1021 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1097 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1270 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1853 2001 Kanji
4a5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
4192.7 Four corner code
42-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67c4 Unicode hex code