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

erect, frame, mount, support, shelf, construct

  • ける to suspend between two points, to build (a bridge, etc.), to put up on something (e.g. legs up on table)
  • かる to span, to bridge, to cross
  • rack, mount, stand

Main Radical


Character Breakdown

erect, frame, mount
カ か.ける (8th, N1)
add, addition, increase
カ くわ.える (4th, N3)
power, strength, strong
ちから リョク リキ (1st, N4)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
tree, wood
き こ- モク (1st, N5)


Unicode hex code 67B6
JIS X 0208 1-18-45
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2237
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2632
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2569
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3178
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1638
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 2226
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 869
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 934
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 1659
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1085
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 14586
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1045
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 755
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 768
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1423
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1267
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1704
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1055
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 878
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4a5.36
Four corner code 4690.4
De Roo Code 1664