13 strokes
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
isolate, alternate, distance, separate, gulf
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1382 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 隔 【カク】 every other, second, alternate
  • 隔月 【カクゲツ】 every second month, every other month
  • 遠隔 【エンカク】 distant, remote, isolated
  • 縦隔 【ジュウカク】 mediastinum

Kun reading compounds

  • 隔てる 【へだてる】 to separate (by distance, time, etc.), to isolate, to partition, to divide, to interpose, to have between, to alienate, to estrange
  • 隔たる 【へだたる】 to be distant


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • diferencia
  • distancia
  • separación
  • aislamiento
  • ser excluido
  • quedarse fuera
  • estar distante


  • isolar
  • alternar
  • distância
  • separar
  • golfo


  • distance
  • isoler
  • séparer
  • tous les deux (jours, mois, ..)
  • fossé (fig.)
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1608 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5016 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1753 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1879 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1589 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1696 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1236 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
748 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
827 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
480 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
615 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1321 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41783X Morohashi
671 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6475 New Nelson (John Haig)
1312 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1409 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1683 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3653 2001 Kanji
2d10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
1-2-10 SKIP code
7122.7 Four corner code
1-19-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9694 Unicode hex code