7 strokes
angle, corner, square, horn, antlers
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
805 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 角 【カク】 angle, square, cube, bishop, third degree (of the Japanese and Chinese pentatonic scale), Chinese "horn" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), jiao (monetary unit of China; one-tenth of a yuan)
  • 角界 【カクカイ】 the world of sumo
  • 内角 【ナイカク】 interior angle, internal angle, inside corner
  • 外角 【ガイカク】 external angle, exterior angle, outside corner

Kun reading compounds

  • 角 【かど】 corner, edge, (street) corner, turning, rough edges (of one's character, words, etc.), abrasiveness, harshness, sharpness
  • 角地 【かどち】 corner lot
  • 四つ角 【よつかど】 four corners, crossroads, intersecting street, street corner
  • 塩角 【しおかど】 sharp taste of (refined) salt
  • 角 【つの】 horn, antler, antenna, feeler, tentacle (e.g. of a snail), horn-like projection (e.g. peaks of whipped cream)
  • 角隠し 【つのかくし】 bride's head-dress
  • 枝角 【えだづの】 antler
  • 豊穣の角 【ほうじょうのつの】 cornucopia, horn of plenty


Japanese names:
い、 す、 すみ、 ずみ、 ふさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiao3, jia3, jue2


  • ángulo
  • esquina
  • cuadrado
  • cuerno


  • ângulo
  • canto
  • chifre


  • angle
  • coin
  • carré
  • corne
  • bois (andouillers)
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473 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
481 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1650 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2541 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1293 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1761 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1829 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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2047 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5543 New Nelson (John Haig)
1812 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1953 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
138 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2545 2001 Kanji
2n5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-5 SKIP code
3-4-3 SKIP code
2722.7 Four corner code
1-19-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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