8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 3rd grade
JLPT exam level N4

matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly

  • thing, matter
  • つか
  • to serve, to work for, to attend
  • individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle)

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

Character Breakdown

matter, thing, fact
こと ジ ズ (3rd, N4)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
snout, hand
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)


Unicode hex code 4E8B
JIS X 0208 1-27-86
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 272
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 71
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3567
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 4384
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 2220
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 2986
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 1156
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 1240
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 32
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 768
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 73
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 241
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 293
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 80
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 80
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 230
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 108
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 309
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 300
Crowley, D. The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power 10
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 237
AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 2.7
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 30
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1164
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a8.15
Four corner code 5000.7
De Roo Code 1547