4 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 8th grade
JLPT exam level N1

cavity, hole, slit, very, great, exceedingly

  • hole ②pit ③flaw ④hiding place ⑤underbelly (of society, etc.)
  • コウ
  • のり

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

あな 33.9%
コウ 26.4%

Character Breakdown

cavity, hole, slit
ク あな コウ (8th, N1)
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)
the latter, duplicate, strange
おと- オツ イツ (8th, N1)

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Unicode hex code 5B54
JIS X 0208 1-25-6
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2c1.1
Four corner code 1241.0
De Roo Code 3556