3 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 11th grade

beg, invite, ask

  • to beg
  • コツ
  • キツ
  • キケ
  • コチ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

コツ 0.7%

Character Breakdown

beg, invite, ask
こ.う コツ キツ (11th)
person(人) variant
the latter, duplicate, strange
おと- オツ イツ (8th, N1)

Contained In

Common Words

begging for one's life
praying for rain
beggar ②begging
leave-taking ②requesting leave (from work)
person turned into a beggar overnight
to ask for and receive
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Unicode hex code 4E5E
JIS X 0208 1-24-80
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 262
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 59
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1961
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2457
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 1707
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 462
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 501
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 170
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1020
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 472
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a3.4
Four corner code 8071.7
De Roo Code 2356