Jisho

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9 strokes (also 8)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
outskirts, suburbs, rural area
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1304 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 郊外 【コウガイ】 suburb, residential area on the outskirt of a city, commuter belt
  • 郊外化 【コウガイカ】 suburbanization
  • 南郊 【ナンコウ】 southern suburbs
  • 北郊 【ホッコウ】 northern suburbs

Readings

Chinese:
jiao1
Korean:
gyo

Spanish

  • afueras
  • suburbios
  • área rural

Portuguese

  • periferia
  • subúrbios
  • área rural

French

  • périphérie
  • banlieue
  • zone rurale
1254 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1237 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4761 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1030 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
968 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
888 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
817 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
836 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
503 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
756 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1638 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
864 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1861 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39392 Morohashi
1286 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6137 New Nelson (John Haig)
1844 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1987 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1299 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2d6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
1-6-2 SKIP code
0742.7 Four corner code
25-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90ca Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
evening, sunset
Parts:
outside
Kun:
そとほかはず.すはず.れると-
On:
ガイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
81 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 外 【ガイ】 outside of, not covered by
  • 外圧 【ガイアツ】 external pressure, outside pressure, foreign pressure
  • 渉外 【ショウガイ】 public relations, client liaison, client relations
  • 在外 【ザイガイ】 overseas, abroad
  • 外科 【ゲカ】 surgery, department of surgery (hospital, etc.)
  • 外科医 【ゲカイ】 surgeon

Kun reading compounds

  • 外 【そと】 outside, exterior, open air, other place
  • 外壁 【がいへき】 outer wall
  • 大外 【おおそと】 far out wide (horse racing), far outside
  • 家の外 【いえのそと】 outside the house
  • 他 【ほか】 other (place, thing, person), the rest, outside, beyond, nothing except, nothing but, nothing apart from, nothing aside from, no choice (but to), besides..., in addition to...
  • 外人 【がいじん】 foreigner (esp. one of European ancestry), gaijin, outsider
  • この外 【このほか】 besides, moreover, in addition
  • 思いのほか 【おもいのほか】 unexpectedly, surprisingly, unexpected
  • 外す 【はずす】 to remove, to take off, to detach, to unfasten, to undo, to drop (e.g. from a team), to remove (from a position), to exclude, to expel, to leave (e.g. one's seat), to go away from, to step out, to slip away, to dodge (a question, blow, etc.), to evade, to sidestep, to avoid (e.g. peak season), to miss (a target, chance, punch, etc.)
  • 外れる 【はずれる】 to be disconnected, to get out of place, to be off, to be out (e.g. of gear), to miss the mark, to get it wrong (e.g. guess, expectation), to draw a blank (e.g. lottery), to be removed, to be excluded, to be contrary to, to go against

Readings

Japanese names:
うい、 け、 ふか
Chinese:
wai4
Korean:
oe

Spanish

  • fuera
  • exterior
  • otro
  • desatar
  • estar desatado
  • estar desconectado

Portuguese

  • Exterior

French

  • extérieur
56 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
91 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
120 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1168 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
42 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
38 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
139 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
83 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
83 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
150 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
404 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
215 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
112 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5750 Morohashi
186 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1125 New Nelson (John Haig)
111 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
116 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
69 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
105 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2554 2001 Kanji
2m3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
2320.0 Four corner code
19-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5916 Unicode hex code