5 strokes
house on cliff 广
wide, broad, spacious
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
263 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 広告 【コウコク】 advertisement, advertising, announcement, notice
  • 広域 【コウイキ】 wide area, wide view (of a digitally displayed map), zoomed-out view
  • 曠々 【コウコウ】 extensive, spacious

Kun reading compounds

  • 広い 【ひろい】 spacious, vast, wide
  • 広い支持 【ひろいしじ】 broad support, wide-ranging support
  • 広まる 【ひろまる】 to spread, to be propagated
  • 広める 【ひろめる】 to spread, to propagate, to popularize, to disseminate, to broaden, to extend, to widen, to enlarge
  • 広がる 【ひろがる】 to spread (out), to extend, to stretch, to reach to, to get around, to fill (e.g. a space)
  • 広げる 【ひろげる】 to spread, to extend, to expand, to enlarge, to widen, to broaden, to unfold, to open, to unroll, to unwrap, to scatter about, to spread around, to make flourish, to cause to prosper


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guang3, an1


  • amplio
  • ancho
  • espacioso
  • ensancharse
  • ensanchar
  • extenderse
  • extender


  • largo
  • vasto
  • espaçoso


  • vaste
  • large
  • spacieux
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3035 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1604 New Nelson (John Haig)
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3-3-2 SKIP code
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1-25-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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