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

child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac

Kun'yomi
  • child ②(one's) child ③offshoot ④interest ⑤-er (often of young women)
  • -こ
  • the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac) ②hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am) ③north ④eleventh month of the lunar calendar
On'yomi
  • child (esp. a boy) ②viscount ③you ④-er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
Nanori
  • ねっ

Main Radical

(KanXi)

Reading Commonality

-こ 63.4%
31.8%
4.6%
0.1%

Character Breakdown

child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM
こ シ ス (1st, N5)
complete, finish
リョウ さとる (8th, N2)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)

Common Words

child ②(one's) child ③offshoot ④interest ⑤-er (often of young women)
that child ②you
girl ②young woman
tune ②vein ③condition ④impetus
state ②appearance ③sign
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References

Unicode hex code 5B50
JIS X 0208 1-27-50
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1264
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1281
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3390
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 4196
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 6930
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 25
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 103
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 103
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 31
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 43
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 40
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 18
Crowley, D. The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power 42
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 69
AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 2.18
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 455
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 96
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2c0.1
Four corner code 1740.7
De Roo Code 3547