8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N4

empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum

  • sky, the air, the heavens
  • to open (e.g. doors)
  • space, room, gap
  • to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock
  • emptiness, vacuum, blank
  • to become less crowded, to thin out, to get empty
  • to feel hungry, to get hungry
  • empty, void, vacant
  • empty air, sky
  • うつ

Character Breakdown

empty, sky, void
そら クウ から (1st, N4)
hole, aperture, slit
あな ケツ けな (6th, N1)
shaped crown, katakana u radical (no. 40)
ベン メン (Kentei 1)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
wa-shaped crown radical (no. 14)
ベキ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ はっ や (1st, N5)
craft, construction, katakana e radical (no. 48)
ク コウ もく (2nd, N4)

Contained In


Unicode hex code 7A7A
JIS X 0208 1-22-85
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 3317
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 4192
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2227
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 25415
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 140
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 140
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 65
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 77
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 66
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 73
Crowley, D. The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power 304
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 461
AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 2.17
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1452
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1327
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3m5.12
Four corner code 3010.1
De Roo Code 772