Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
304 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 空 【クウ】 empty air, sky, shunyata, emptiness, the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phenomenon, air force, fruitlessness, meaninglessness, void (one of the five elements), empty (e.g. set)
  • 空域 【クウイキ】 airspace
  • 領空 【リョウクウ】 territorial airspace
  • 防空 【ボウクウ】 air defense, air defence

Kun reading compounds

  • 空 【そら】 sky, the air, the heavens, weather, far-off place, distant place, state of mind, feeling, (from) memory, (by) heart, falsehood, lie, somehow, vaguely, fake
  • 空模様 【そらもよう】 look of the sky, weather
  • 定めなき空 【さだめなきそら】 changeable weather
  • 晴れた空 【はれたそら】 clear sky, cloudless sky
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 空き 【あき】 space, room, gap, emptiness, vacancy, opening, empty seat, free time, time to spare, disuse, unused thing
  • 空き缶 【あきかん】 empty can
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)
  • 空 【から】 emptiness, vacuum, blank
  • 空手 【からて】 karate, empty handed
  • もぬけの殻 【もぬけのから】 completely empty (of a residence, etc.), vacant, deserted, body from which the soul has left, corpse, shed skin (of a snake, insect, etc.)
  • 空く 【すく】 to become less crowded, to thin out, to get empty, to be hungry
  • 空かす 【すかす】 to feel hungry, to get hungry
  • 虚しい 【むなしい】 empty, void, vacant, vain, fruitless, futile, ineffective, lifeless

Readings

Japanese names:
うつ、 き、 く
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kong1, kong4
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • cielo
  • atmósfera
  • vacío
  • vacante
  • quedarse vacío
  • vaciar

Portuguese

  • esvaziar
  • ceú
  • desocupado
  • vazio
  • vácuo

French

  • vide
  • ciel
  • vacant
  • creux
65 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
66 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
15 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
233 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3317 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
184 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
77 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
723 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
140 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
140 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
461 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1452 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2767 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1418 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1913 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1327 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25415 Morohashi
2227 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4192 New Nelson (John Haig)
1317 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1414 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
304 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
73 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
772 2001 Kanji
3m5.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
2-5-3 SKIP code
3010.1 Four corner code
1-22-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a7a Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
-times, round, game, revolve, counter for occurrences
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
50 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 回 【カイ】 counter for occurrences, a time, an instance, inning (baseball), round, game, episode, chapter, instalment, Hui (people), Islam
  • 回忌 【カイキ】 death anniversary
  • 初回 【ショカイ】 first time, first innings, initial attempt, first, initial
  • 奪回 【ダッカイ】 recovery, rescue, recapture
  • 回向 【エコウ】 memorial service, prayers for the repose of the soul, transfer of merit
  • 回向偈 【エコウゲ】 closing recital that transfers the merit of the service to a buddha, a bodhisattva, or the dead

Kun reading compounds

  • 回る 【まわる】 to turn, to revolve, to visit several places, to function well, to pass a certain time
  • 回す 【まわす】 to turn, to rotate, to spin, to twist, to gyrate, to pass around, to send around, to hand around, to circulate, to move (someone or something to where its needed), to send, to bring, to transfer, to forward, to direct, to submit, to turn (to a new use), to use (for something else), to turn on (something that turns or has a rotating part, e.g. a washing machine), to start up (e.g. an engine), to give (something) a spin, to put (someone in a position), to make (e.g. an enemy of), to ... around (e.g. chase, fool, play), to do all over, to do everywhere, to do completely, to surround (something) with, to enclose with, to put (an arm) around (e.g. someone's waist), to reach around, to invest (money), to lend, to dial (a telephone number), to gang-rape
  • 回る 【もとおる】 to wander around

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hui2
Korean:
hoe

Spanish

  • girar
  • volver al principio
  • evitar
  • vez
  • dar vueltas
  • rodar

Portuguese

  • -vêzes
  • redondo
  • jogo
  • revolver
  • sufixo para contagem de para ocorrências
  • girar

French

  • tourner
  • fois
  • rond
  • manche (jeu)
  • tour
  • révolution
  • récurrence
  • compteur de fois
168 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
92 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
86 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
64 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1028 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
571 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
141 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
309 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
90 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
90 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
162 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
338 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3793 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1937 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2630 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
593 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4690 Morohashi
3055 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
941 New Nelson (John Haig)
586 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
630 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
421 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
118 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
3s3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-3 SKIP code
6060.0 Four corner code
1-18-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56de Unicode hex code