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

11 strokes
Radical:
stand, erect
Parts:
badge, chapter, composition, poem, design
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
990 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 章 【ショウ】 chapter, section, medal, badge, insignia
  • 章句 【ショウク】 chapter and verse, paragraph, passage
  • 序章 【ジョショウ】 prologue, preface
  • 受章 【ジュショウ】 reception of a decoration, reception of an order

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 あや、 ふみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhang1
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • distintivo
  • banda
  • capítulo
  • frase

Portuguese

  • insígnia
  • capítulo
  • composição
  • poema
  • projeto

French

  • badge
  • clairement visible
  • composition
  • poème
  • chapitre
  • dessin
432 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
334 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
318 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
967 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5112 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
505 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
787 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1461 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
857 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
876 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1027 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1460 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2624 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1342 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1819 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
440 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25761 Morohashi
2117 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4235 New Nelson (John Haig)
433 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
464 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
376 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
455 2001 Kanji
5b6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-9 SKIP code
2-5-6 SKIP code
0040.6 Four corner code
1-30-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7ae0 Unicode hex code