10 strokes
status, rank, capacity, character, case (law, grammar)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
281 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 格 【カク】 status, position, rank, method, way, style, rule, regulation, law, case, figure (form of a syllogism)
  • 格上げ 【カクアゲ】 status elevation, upgrading, promotion
  • 規格 【キカク】 standard, norm
  • 低価格 【テイカカク】 low price
  • 格子 【コウシ】 lattice, latticework, window bars, grid, grating, trellis
  • 格子柄 【コウシガラ】 check pattern, checked pattern, checkered pattern, plaid, lattice design
  • 格 【キャク】 amendment (of the ritsuryō)
  • 格式 【カクシキ】 formality, social rules, social status, social standing, amendments and enforcement regulations (of the ritsuryō)
  • 弘仁格 【コウニンキャク】 Ordinance of the Konin Era
  • 格組 【ゴウグミ】 wooden framework
  • 格天井 【ゴウテンジョウ】 coffered ceiling


Japanese names:
いたる、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ge2, ge1
gyeog, nag


  • estado
  • rango
  • posición
  • regla
  • ley
  • aptitud
  • capacidad
  • carácter


  • condição
  • posição
  • capacidade
  • caracter
  • caso (lei
  • gramática)


  • rang
  • statut
  • capacité
  • caractère
  • cas (loi, grammaire)
569 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
663 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
633 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
334 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2259 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
716 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
633 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1099 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
643 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
653 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
852 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1088 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1161 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
627 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
835 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
298 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14749 Morohashi
926 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2668 New Nelson (John Haig)
292 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
312 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
403 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
710 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1877 2001 Kanji
4a6.17 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4796.4 Four corner code
1-19-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
683c Unicode hex code