Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
wine, alcohol
Parts:
cruel, severe, atrocious, unjust
Kun:
ひど.い
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1596 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 酷 【コク】 severe, harsh, stringent, rigorous, strict, unfair
  • 酷似 【コクジ】 resembling closely, being strikingly similar, bearing a strong likeness
  • 残忍冷酷 【ザンニンレイコク】 atrocious and cold-blooded, cruel, brutal, merciless
  • 厳酷 【ゲンコク】 severity, rigor, rigour

Kun reading compounds

  • 酷い 【ひどい】 cruel, heartless, hard, harsh, severe, violent, intense, strong, heavy, extreme, very bad, terrible, awful, excessive, exorbitant, unreasonable, outrageous, unfair, unjust
  • ひどい風邪 【ひどいかぜ】 bad cold

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ku4
Korean:
hog

Spanish

  • severidad
  • crueldad
  • atrocidad
  • injusticia

Portuguese

  • injusto
  • cruel
  • severo

French

  • cruel
  • atroce
  • sévère
  • injuste
1273 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1702 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4788 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1591 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1837 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1711 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1828 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1596 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1796 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1967 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1048 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1414 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1443 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39870P Morohashi
1562 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6176 New Nelson (John Haig)
1431 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1539 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1735 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3277 2001 Kanji
7e7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
1466.1 Four corner code
1-25-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9177 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
dilute, thin, weak (tea), pampas grass
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1009 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薄弱 【ハクジャク】 feebleness, weakness, weak
  • 薄謝 【ハクシャ】 small consideration (remuneration, token of gratitude)
  • 肉薄 【ニクハク】 closing in on (the enemy, first place, etc.), coming close to, pressing hard, pressing hard (e.g. with a question), taking to task, grilling
  • 精薄 【セイハク】 mental retardation (pejorative), mentally retarded

Kun reading compounds

  • 薄い 【うすい】 thin, pale, light, faint, watery, thin, dilute, weak (taste, etc.), little (affection, etc.) not much (of a presence), slim (probability, etc.), small, sparse, patchy, scattered
  • 薄板 【うすいた】 laminate, veneer
  • 薄める 【うすめる】 to dilute, to water down
  • 薄まる 【うすまる】 to become weak
  • 薄らぐ 【うすらぐ】 to become thin, to fade, to grow pale
  • 薄れる 【うすれる】 to fade, to become dim
  • 薄 【すすき】 Japanese pampas grass (Miscanthus sinensis), maiden silvergrass, zebra grass
  • 花薄 【はなすすき】 Japanese pampas grass in ear

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bo2, bao2, bo4
Korean:
bag

Spanish

  • pálido
  • fino
  • delgado
  • diluirse
  • debilitarse
  • diluir
  • aclarar
  • palidecer
  • desvanecerse

Portuguese

  • diluir
  • fraco
  • ralo (chá)

French

  • fin
  • dilué
  • léger (thé)
1699 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
975 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4075 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1091 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
874 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2569 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1449 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1542 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
799 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
671 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3004 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1534 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2093 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
232 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32083P Morohashi
2370 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5225 New Nelson (John Haig)
227 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
242 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1850 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1948 2001 Kanji
3k13.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4414.6 Four corner code
1-39-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8584 Unicode hex code