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

Stroke order

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:
jar
Parts:
Variants:
tin can, container, jar radical (no. 121)
Kun:
かま
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1543 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 缶 【カン】 can, tin, canned food
  • 缶詰 【カンヅメ】 canned food, tinned food, confining someone (e.g. so they can concentrate on work), being stuck in a confined space
  • ドラム缶 【ドラムカン】 drum (e.g. oil, gasoline), metal barrel
  • 開缶 【カイカン】 opening a can

Kun reading compounds

  • 缶 【かま】 boiler

Readings

Japanese names:
ふ、 べ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fou3
Korean:
bu

Spanish

  • lata de hojalata
  • envase
  • hervidor

Portuguese

  • Lata
  • pote
  • recipiente

French

  • boîte de conserve
  • récipient
  • radical jarre (no. 121)
1095 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1666 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1653 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
543 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1649 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1762 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
920 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1564 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2526 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1282 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1750 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1984 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28108 Morohashi
2033 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4624 New Nelson (John Haig)
1965 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2116 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1086 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2376 2001 Kanji
2k4.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
4-6-2 SKIP code
8077.2 Four corner code
1-20-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7f36 Unicode hex code