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

home town, village, native place, district

  • village ②countryside ③home (of one's parents, etc.) ④one's origins
  • キョ
    hometown ②rural township (of China)
  • countryside ②50-home township (comprised of 2-3 neighborhoods)
  • くに

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

キョウ 63.4%
さと 25.9%
ゴウ 10.7%

Character Breakdown

home town, village, native place
キョウ さと ゴウ (6th, N1)
country, rural, village
son, counter for sons
ロウ ろ リョウ (7th, N1)
good, pleasing, skilled
よ.い リョウ ら (4th, N3)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
northeast (Oriental zodiac), stopping, good radical (no. 138)
うしとら コン (Kentei Pre-1)
day, sun, Japan
ひ にっ ニチ (1st, N5)
garment, clothes, dressing
イ ころも きぬ (4th, N2)
kettle lid radical (no. 8)
トウ (Kentei 1)
garment(衣) variant

Contained In

Common Words

one's hometown
village school (esp. in Edo-era Japan, and ancient Korea and China)
beautiful riverside location
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Unicode hex code 90F7
JIS X 0208 1-22-31
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 4766
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 6145
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 549
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 39498P
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 855
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 874
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1024
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 760
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1866
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2d8.14
Four corner code 2772.7
De Roo Code 2744