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

19 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
Variants:
admonish, commandment
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
366 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 警官 【ケイカン】 police officer, policeman, constable
  • 警察 【ケイサツ】 police, police officer, police station
  • 県警 【ケンケイ】 prefectural police
  • 府警 【フケイ】 prefectural police (Osaka or Kyoto)

Kun reading compounds

  • 戒める 【いましめる】 to warn against, to caution against, to admonish, to scold, to rebuke, to prohibit, to forbid, to ban, to be cautious, to detest, to loathe, to punish

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing3
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • amonestar
  • advertir

Portuguese

  • advertir
  • mandamentos

French

  • réprimander
  • avertissement
  • commandement
857 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
847 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
410 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4439 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
902 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
912 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
706 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
719 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
476 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1657 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3595 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1847 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2512 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
343 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35989 Morohashi
2893 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5705 New Nelson (John Haig)
336 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
358 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
454 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1005 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1977 2001 Kanji
7a12.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-12-7 SKIP code
4860.1 Four corner code
1-23-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b66 Unicode hex code