Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
armor, high (voice), A grade, first class, former, instep, carapace
Kun:
きのえ
On:
コウカン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1073 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 甲 【コウ】 carapace, shell, 1st in rank, grade A, instep, back of hand, the A party (e.g. in a contract), the first party, plaintiff (label in legal documents)
  • 甲子園 【コウシエン】 Koshien (location of Koshien Stadium, where the Japan National High School Baseball Tournament is held)
  • 装甲 【ソウコウ】 armoring, armouring, armor, armour
  • 亀甲 【キッコウ】 tortoise shell
  • 甲 【カン】 treble range (in Japanese music), high note
  • 甲板 【カンパン】 deck (of a ship)

Kun reading compounds

  • 甲 【きのえ】 first sign of the Chinese calendar
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 first of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Japanese names:
かぶと、 き、 まさ、 まさる
Chinese:
jia3
Korean:
gab

Spanish

  • caparazón
  • armadura
  • voz alta
  • primero

Portuguese

  • armadura
  • alto (voz)
  • Um grau
  • umterior
  • peito do pé
  • carapaça

French

  • armure
  • carapace
  • haute (voix)
  • premier ordre
  • première classe
  • ancien
  • cou-de-pied
  • signe du 1er tronc céleste
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3725 New Nelson (John Haig)
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4-5-1 SKIP code
6050.0 Four corner code
25-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7532 Unicode hex code