4 strokes
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
575 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 戸 【コ】 counter for houses, households, apartments, etc.
  • 戸外 【コガイ】 open air, outdoors, outside
  • 一戸 【イッコ】 one house, household
  • 下戸 【ゲコ】 non-drinker, someone who cannot drink

Kun reading compounds

  • 戸 【と】 door (esp. Japanese-style), shutter, window shutter, entrance (to a home), narrows
  • 戸惑い 【とまどい】 being at sea, losing one's bearings, confusion, wonderment, disorientation upon waking at night, forgetting which house or room to enter
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto (city in Tokushima), Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 引き戸 【ひきど】 sliding door


Japanese names:
え、 へ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • puerta
  • casa
  • puerta corrediza


  • Porta


  • porte
  • compteur de maisons
  • radical porte (no 63)
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