Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
black
Parts:
black
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
573 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 黒煙 【コクエン】 black smoke
  • 黒衣 【コクイ】 black clothes
  • 大黒 【ダイコク】 god of wealth, monk's wife
  • 二黒 【ジコク】 second of nine traditional astrological signs (corresponding to Saturn and southwest)

Kun reading compounds

  • 黒 【くろ】 black, black go stone, guilt, guilty person
  • 黒い 【くろい】 black, dark, blackish, sun-tanned (skin), suspicious, criminal, illicit, darkened and dirty, sooty, covered in dirt, evil, wicked, black-hearted, inauspicious, ill-boding, unlucky
  • 黒ずむ 【くろずむ】 to blacken, to darken
  • 黒い 【くろい】 black, dark, blackish, sun-tanned (skin), suspicious, criminal, illicit, darkened and dirty, sooty, covered in dirt, evil, wicked, black-hearted, inauspicious, ill-boding, unlucky
  • 黒色 【くろいろ】 black (colour, color)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hei1
Korean:
heug

Spanish

  • negro
  • maldad

Portuguese

  • preto

French

  • noir
80 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
124 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
317 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5403 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
286 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
284 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1486 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
206 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
206 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
45 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1940 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3406 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1754 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
176 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
48040 Morohashi
2740 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
7052 New Nelson (John Haig)
174 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
186 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
204 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3640 2001 Kanji
4d7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-4 SKIP code
6033.1 Four corner code
1-25-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ed2 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
Variants:
cat
Kun:
ねこ
On:
ビョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1702 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 猫額 【ビョウガク】 (as small as a) cat's forehead
  • 猫額大 【ビョウガクダイ】 tiny
  • 怪猫 【カイビョウ】 monster cat, cat with magical powers
  • 成猫 【セイビョウ】 adult cat, fully-grown cat

Kun reading compounds

  • 猫 【ねこ】 cat (esp. the domestic cat, Felis catus), shamisen, geisha, wheelbarrow, clay bed-warmer, bottom, submissive partner of a homosexual relationship
  • 猫 【ねこま】 cat
  • 野良猫 【のらねこ】 stray cat, alley cat
  • 山猫 【やまねこ】 wildcat (European wildcat, Iriomote cat, Tsushima cat, etc.), wild cat, stray cat

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mao1, mao2
Korean:
myo

Spanish

  • gato

Portuguese

  • Gato

French

  • chat
1742 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1763 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2893 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
730 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1304 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1470 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1567 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1410 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1304 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
651 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
391 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
488 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
250 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20535X Morohashi
535 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3586 New Nelson (John Haig)
244 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
259 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1461 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2976 2001 Kanji
3g8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
4426.0 Four corner code
1-39-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
732b Unicode hex code