Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
Variants:
cavity, hole, slit, very, great, exceedingly
Kun:
あな
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2052 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 孔子 【コウシ】 Confucius
  • 孔隙率 【コウゲキリツ】 porosity
  • 瞳孔 【ドウコウ】 pupil (of the eye)
  • 鰓孔 【エラアナ】 gill slit, pharyngeal slit
  • 孔雀 【クジャク】 peafowl (incl. the male peacock, female peahen, and young peachick)
  • 孔子 【コウシ】 Confucius

Kun reading compounds

  • 穴 【あな】 hole, opening, perforation, pit, hollow, hole (in the ground, etc.), burrow, den, lair, holt, hole, deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.), vacancy, opening, flaw, well-kept secret place, upset victory (with a large payoff), pit (of a theater), hiding place, hideout, underbelly (of society, etc.)
  • 巣穴 【すあな】 nesting hole, burrow, den
  • 音孔 【おとあな】 tone hole

Readings

Japanese names:
のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kong3
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • cavidad
  • agujero
  • raja
  • grieta

Portuguese

  • Cavidade
  • buraco
  • fenda
  • muito
  • grande
  • excessivamente

French

  • cavité
  • trou
  • fente
  • très
  • grand
  • extrêmement
1241 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1755 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1265 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1336 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1203 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
58 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
940 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
970 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1881 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
456 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
205 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
131 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
158 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
97 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6933 Morohashi
179 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1282 New Nelson (John Haig)
96 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
100 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1028 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3556 2001 Kanji
2c1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-1 SKIP code
1-2-1 SKIP code
1241.0 Four corner code
1-25-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b54 Unicode hex code