Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
hawser, class (genus), rope, cord, cable
Kun:
つな
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1053 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 綱 【コウ】 class
  • 綱領 【コウリョウ】 general plan, main points, summary, platform (e.g. for a campaign), mission statement
  • 要綱 【ヨウコウ】 main principle, gist, general plan, guidelines, outline
  • 大綱 【タイコウ】 fundamental principles, main lines, outline, summary, general features

Kun reading compounds

  • 綱 【つな】 rope, grand champion's braided belt
  • 綱引き 【つなひき】 tug of war (orig. a form of divination to predict whether the year will be favourable or unfavourable), forward puller (of a rickshaw)
  • 命の綱 【いのちのつな】 the thread of life
  • 望みの綱 【のぞみのつな】 one's last hope, one's only hope, the last hope

Readings

Chinese:
gang1
Korean:
gang

Spanish

  • soga
  • cuerda
  • cordón
  • categoría

Portuguese

  • amarrio
  • classe (gênero em biologia)
  • corda
  • cabo

French

  • haussière
  • classe (genre)
  • corde
  • câble
1264 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1250 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3561 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1052 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1635 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2661 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1609 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1716 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1566 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1541 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1735 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
928 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1253 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1982 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27576 Morohashi
1372 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4525 New Nelson (John Haig)
1963 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2114 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1723 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2753 2001 Kanji
6a8.23 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
2792.0 Four corner code
25-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7db1 Unicode hex code