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:
lack, yawn
Parts:
song, sing
Kun:
うたうた.う
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
519 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 歌手 【カシュ】 singer
  • 歌留多 【カルタ】 karuta (traditional Japanese playing cards; esp. hyakunin isshu karuta)
  • 短歌 【タンカ】 tanka, 31-mora Japanese poem
  • 演歌 【エンカ】 enka, traditional-style Japanese popular ballad, troubadour

Kun reading compounds

  • 歌 【うた】 song, singing, classical Japanese poem (esp. tanka), modern poetry
  • 歌う 【うたう】 to sing, to sing of (love, beauty, etc.) in a poem, to express in the form of a poem, to recite (a poem)
  • 短歌 【たんか】 tanka, 31-mora Japanese poem
  • 替え歌 【かえうた】 parody (of a song), new lyrics to an old melody, song parody
  • 歌う 【うたう】 to sing, to sing of (love, beauty, etc.) in a poem, to express in the form of a poem, to recite (a poem)
  • 歌うたい 【うたうたい】 singer, vocalist, nagauta singer (in kabuki), singer of noh chants

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ge1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • canción
  • cantar

Portuguese

  • canção
  • cantar

French

  • chanson
  • chanter
166 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
90 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
84 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
478 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2422 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
256 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
201 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2170 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
392 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
395 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
200 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1125 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2296 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1187 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1621 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16167 Morohashi
1825 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2945 New Nelson (John Haig)
469 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
508 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
486 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
230 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3162 2001 Kanji
4j10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-4 SKIP code
1768.2 Four corner code
1-18-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b4c Unicode hex code