2 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5


  • nine
  • nine ②nine years of age ③twelve o'clock (old time system)
  • キュ
  • nine
  • いちじく
  • いちのく
  • nine
  • ひさし

Main Radical

(KanXi) 丿(Nelson)

Reading Commonality

キュウ 92.2%
ここのここの 1.1%

Character Breakdown

キュウ ク ここの (1st, N5)

Contained In


Common Words

Kyūshū (southernmost of the four main islands of Japan)
the ninth ②Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
nine times ②twisting around many times
narrow escape from the jaw of death
narrowly averting death
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Unicode hex code 4E5D
JIS X 0208 1-22-69
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 146
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 57
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3369
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 167
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 11
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Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 9
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 5
Crowley, D. The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power 112
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 9
AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 1.A
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 26
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 9
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a2.15
Four corner code 4001.7
De Roo Code 1657