4 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 3rd grade
JLPT exam level N2

ward, district

  • ward ②district (e.g. electoral)
  • オウ
  • コウ

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality


Character Breakdown

ward, district
ク オウ コウ (3rd, N2)
box-on-side enclosure radical (no. 22)
ホウ (Kentei 1)
mow, cut grass, subdue
ガイ ゲ おさ.める (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

ward ②district (e.g. electoral)
limits ②area (e.g. in programming languages)
school district
various ②petty
special ward ②special economic zone (China) ③special administrative region of China (e.g. Hong Kong)
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Unicode hex code 533A
JIS X 0208 1-22-72
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 757
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 585
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2963
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3681
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 2674
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 183
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 183
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Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 131
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 282
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 243
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 548
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 233
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1712
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2t2.1
Four corner code 7171.4
De Roo Code 3475