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

5 strokes
Radical:
clan
Parts:
people, nation, subjects
Kun:
たみ
On:
ミン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
28 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 民 【ミン】 citizen, resident, person, user (of a website, esp. as a collective, e.g. Twittersphere)
  • 民意 【ミンイ】 popular will, will of the people
  • 自民 【ジミン】 Liberal Democratic Party, LDP
  • 公民 【コウミン】 citizen, freemen

Kun reading compounds

  • 民 【たみ】 people, citizens, subjects, folk
  • 民草 【たみくさ】 people, populace
  • 流浪の民 【るろうのたみ】 wandering people, nomadic tribe
  • 神の民 【かみのたみ】 People of God (i.e. the Israelites), the Chosen People, People of God (i.e. Christians)

Readings

Japanese names:
ひと、 み
Chinese:
min2
Korean:
min

Spanish

  • gente
  • pueblo

Portuguese

  • pessoas
  • nação
  • assuntos

French

  • peuple
  • nation
  • citoyen
518 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
619 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
590 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
70 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
25 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
246 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
206 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
333 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
177 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
177 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
536 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1149 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3770 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1922 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2614 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1851 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17028 Morohashi
3036 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3021 New Nelson (John Haig)
1834 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1976 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
30 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
459 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3756 2001 Kanji
0a5.23 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
7774.7 Four corner code
44-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c11 Unicode hex code