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

7 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
ward off, defend, protect, resist
Kun:
ふせ.ぐ
On:
ボウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
331 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 防衛施設庁 【ボウエイシセツチョウ】 (Japanese) Defense Facilities Administration Agency (Defence)
  • 防衛 【ボウエイ】 defense, defence, protection
  • 砂防 【サボウ】 erosion control
  • 攻防 【コウボウ】 offense and defense, offence and defence

Kun reading compounds

  • 防ぐ 【ふせぐ】 to defend against, to protect against, to prevent, to avert, to avoid

Readings

Japanese names:
あた、 う、 ほう
Chinese:
fang2
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • defender
  • proteger
  • aguantar
  • prevenir
  • presa
  • banco

Portuguese

  • desligar
  • defender
  • proteger
  • resistir

French

  • prévenir (un danger)
  • défendre
  • protéger
  • résister
718 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
812 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
791 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
325 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4980 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
680 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
983 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
374 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
513 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
522 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
781 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
725 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
320 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
203 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1311 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41576 Morohashi
270 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6429 New Nelson (John Haig)
1302 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1399 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
326 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
674 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3645 2001 Kanji
2d4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
1-2-4 SKIP code
7022.7 Four corner code
43-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9632 Unicode hex code