Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
hole, aperture, slit, cave, den
Kun:
あな
On:
ケツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1366 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 穴 【ケツ】 ass, arse, buttocks, rear, end, acupuncture point, hole, notch
  • 穴隙 【ケツゲキ】 crevice, aperture
  • 横穴 【ヨコアナ】 cave, tunnel, tunnel tomb (Kofun period)
  • 経穴 【ケイケツ】 acupuncture point

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.)
  • 穴埋め 【あなうめ】 filling in gaps, filling in blanks (in a form, etc.), stopgap, temporary measure, covering up a deficit, making up for something (e.g. one's mistake)
  • 風穴 【かざあな】 air hole, windhole, ventilator
  • 横穴 【よこあな】 cave, tunnel, tunnel tomb (Kofun period)

Readings

Japanese names:
けな、 しし、 な
Chinese:
xue4, xue2
Korean:
hyeol

Spanish

  • agujero
  • hueco
  • cueva
  • lugar poco conocido
  • lugar escondido

Portuguese

  • buraco
  • orifício
  • brecha
  • caverna
  • gruta

French

  • trou
  • orifice
  • fente
  • grotte
  • tanière
860 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
849 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3313 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
984 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1595 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
158 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
899 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
921 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1122 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1450 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2682 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1366 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1852 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1326 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25406 Morohashi
2159 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4187 New Nelson (John Haig)
1316 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1413 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
834 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
762 2001 Kanji
3m2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-2 SKIP code
3080.2 Four corner code
23-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a74 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
dig, delve, excavate
Kun:
ほ.る
On:
クツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1257 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 盗掘 【トウクツ】 illegal digging, illegal mining, grave robbing, tomb robbing
  • 探掘 【タンクツ】 exploratory excavation, prospecting

Kun reading compounds

  • 掘る 【ほる】 to dig, to excavate, to hollow, to delve into, to dig up (e.g. vegetables), (for two men) to have anal sex

Readings

Japanese names:
ぼり
Chinese:
jue2
Korean:
gul, gweol

Spanish

  • cavar
  • excavar
  • taladrar
  • hurgar en

Portuguese

  • cavar
  • cova
  • escavar

French

  • creuser
  • fouiller
  • déterrer
1189 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1276 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1943 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1265 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
576 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1803 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1941 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1259 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
897 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
601 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
364 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
454 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1070 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12264 Morohashi
496 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2204 New Nelson (John Haig)
1061 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1141 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1438 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1376 2001 Kanji
3c8.32 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5707.2 Four corner code
23-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6398 Unicode hex code

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 梟悪 【キョウアク】 great treachery, very atrocious person
  • 梟罪 【キョウザイ】 penalty of decapitation and exposure of the severed head

Kun reading compounds

  • 梟 【ふくろう】 owl (esp. the Ural owl, Strix uralensis)
  • 梟鸚鵡 【ふくろうおうむ】 kakapo (Strigops habroptila), owl parrot
  • 尾長梟 【おながふくろう】 northern hawk owl (Surnia ulula)
  • 樺太梟 【からふとふくろう】 great grey owl (Strix nebulosa)

Readings

Chinese:
xiao1
Korean:
hyo

Spanish

Portuguese

French

235 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
14861 Morohashi
2703 New Nelson (John Haig)
2837 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2852 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4a7.28 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-4 SKIP code
2790.4 Four corner code
59-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
689f Unicode hex code