17 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
lecture, club, association
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
653 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 講 【コウ】 (Buddhist) lecture meeting, religious association, mutual assistance association (i.e. for financial assistance)
  • 講演 【コウエン】 lecture, address, speech
  • 進講 【シンコウ】 giving a lecture in the Emperor's presence, lecturing to the Emperor
  • 代講 【ダイコウ】 substitute lecturing, substitute lecturer


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • conferencia
  • discurso
  • explicación
  • asociación
  • grupo
  • reunión
  • hacer las paces


  • conferência
  • clube
  • associação


  • cours magistral
  • club
  • association
609 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
703 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
676 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
649 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4425 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
702 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
910 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2644 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
783 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
797 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
495 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1707 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1078 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1463 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1833 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35824X Morohashi
1619 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5689 New Nelson (John Haig)
1816 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1957 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
469 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
818 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3047 2001 Kanji
7a10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-10 SKIP code
0564.7 Four corner code
0565.7 Four corner code
1-25-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b1b Unicode hex code