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

home country, country, Japan

  • country ②region ③national government ④home (i.e. hometown, home country)
  • ホウ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ホウ 100.0%

Character Breakdown

home country, country, Japan
ホウ くに (8th, N1)
abundant, lush, bountiful
ホウ フ フウ
サン み みっ.つ (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
number one, line, rod radical (no. 2)
コン シ ジョ

Common Words

federal government (e.g. USA, Australia, Mexico, Germany, Canada)
Oriental country
Japanese film ②Japanese painting
foreigner ②stranger ③gentile
federal police (US, Brazil, Australia, etc.)
federal president (e.g. in Germany)
More Words...


Unicode hex code 90A6
JIS X 0208 1-43-14
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 4758
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2d4.7
Four corner code 5702.7
De Roo Code 1444