11 strokes
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
land, six
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
736 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 陸 【リク】 land, shore
  • 陸軍 【リクグン】 army
  • 内陸 【ナイリク】 inland
  • 北陸 【ホクリク】 Hokuriku region (of Honshu; incl. Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui prefectures)
  • 六 【ロク】 six, 6
  • 碌 【ロク】 satisfactory, decent, good, proper, worthy
  • 碌々 【ロクロク】 (not) well, (not) properly, (not) enough, (not) sufficiently
  • 双六 【スゴロク】 race game (board game played with dice in which the object is to reach the end of a track), ban-sugoroku, sugoroku, traditional Japanese board game similar to backgammon

Kun reading compounds

  • 陸 【りく】 land, shore
  • 丘 【おか】 hill, height, knoll, rising ground, bonus points awarded to the winner at the end of a game


Japanese names:
くが、 たち、 みち、 む、 むつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lu4, liu4


  • tierra


  • terra


  • continent
  • six
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1-3-8 SKIP code
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7421.4 Four corner code
1-46-06 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9678 Unicode hex code