6 strokes
Jinmeiyou kanji used in names
Kentei exam level Pre-1
JLPT exam level N1

sign of the hog, 9-11PM, twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac

Kun'yomi
  • the Boar (twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac) ②hour of the Boar (around 10pm, 9-11pm, or 10pm to 12 midnight) ③north-northwest ④tenth month of the lunar calendar
On'yomi
  • ガイ
  • カイ
Nanori

Main Radical

(KanXi)

Reading Commonality

100.0%

Character Breakdown

sign of the hog, 9-11PM, twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac
い ガイ り (Kentei Pre-1, N1)
kettle lid radical (no. 8)
トウ (Kentei 1)
the fore-arm(厷) variant
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
person
ニン ひと ジン (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

the Boar (twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac) ②hour of the Boar (around 10pm, 9-11pm, or 10pm to 12 midnight) ③north-northwest ④tenth month of the lunar calendar
Water Boar (60th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1923, 1983, 2043)
year of the Boar (e.g. 2007, 2019, 2031)
hour of the Boar (around 10pm, 9-11pm, or 10pm to 12 midnight)
Wood Boar (12th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1935, 1995, 2055)
Earth Boar (36th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1959, 2019, 2079)
day-of-the-Boar mochi (made with new grains)
day of the Boar in the month of the Boar (the 10th month in the lunar calendar)
day of the Boar
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References

Unicode hex code 4EA5
JIS X 0208 1-16-71
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 287
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 89
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2012
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Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 1735
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Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 2055
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 519
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1916
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 292
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 2008
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1533
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2j4.1
Four corner code 0080.2