14 strokes
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
counter for articles
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 箇 【カ】 counter for the ichi-ni-san counting system (usu. directly preceding the item being counted), a noun read using its on-yomi
  • 箇所 【カショ】 place, point, part, spot, area, passage, portion, counter for places, parts, passages, etc.
  • 個 【コ】 counter for articles, counter for military units, individual
  • 個々 【ココ】 individual, one by one, separate, each
  • 真箇 【シンコ】 real, true


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • contador y enumerador para cosas


  • sufixo para contagem de coisas em geral


  • unités
  • compteur de choses
1054 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1943 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3414 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1860 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1605 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1473 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1570 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1682 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1483 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3348 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2356 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2048 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26116 Morohashi
2700 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4315 New Nelson (John Haig)
2029 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2185 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1721 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2377 2001 Kanji
6f8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-8 SKIP code
8860.3 Four corner code
1-18-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7b87 Unicode hex code