15 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
chapter, lesson, section, department, division, counter for chapters (of a book)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
455 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 課 【カ】 lesson, section (in an organization), division, department, counter for lessons and chapters (of a book)
  • 課員 【カイン】 section staff
  • 賦課 【フカ】 levy, imposition
  • 会計課 【カイケイカ】 accounts section, accounting section


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • capitulo
  • lección
  • sección
  • departamento
  • división


  • capítulo
  • lição
  • seção
  • departamento
  • divisão
  • sufixo para contagem de capítulos (de um livro)


  • leçon
  • chapitre
  • section
  • service
  • division
  • compteur de chapitres
564 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
456 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
433 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
531 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4389 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
568 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
905 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
488 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
497 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
669 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1693 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1980 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1057 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1423 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1132 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35589 Morohashi
1573 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5644 New Nelson (John Haig)
1123 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1204 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
623 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3064 2001 Kanji
7a8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-8 SKIP code
0669.4 Four corner code
1-18-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ab2 Unicode hex code