7 strokes
research, study
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
368 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 究極 【キュウキョク】 ultimate, final, last, eventual
  • 究明 【キュウメイ】 investigation (esp. in academic and scientific contexts)
  • 最新研究 【サイシンケンキュウ】 the newest research
  • 学究 【ガッキュウ】 scholar, student
  • 究竟 【クキョウ】 culmination, conclusion
  • 究竟 【クッキョウ】 after all, in the end, finally, excellent, superb, handy, appropriate, ideal, robust, brawny, muscular, strong, sturdy

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to reach the limits of something, to reach the peak of something (e.g. luxury, hardships, etc), to be extremely (e.g. busy), to investigate thoroughly, to research thoroughly, to master, to understand completely, to exhaust completely, to have nothing left (e.g. to say)


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiu4, jiu1


  • estudio
  • investigación
  • profundización
  • último
  • final
  • dominar
  • profundizar en el estudio de


  • pesquisa
  • estudo


  • recherche
  • étudier
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271 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
253 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
427 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3314 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
599 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
234 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
492 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
895 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
917 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
298 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1451 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2729 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1398 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1885 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1331 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25409 Morohashi
2203 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4189 New Nelson (John Haig)
1320 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1417 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
261 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
278 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
757 2001 Kanji
3m4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
3041.7 Four corner code
1-21-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a76 Unicode hex code