Kana: コウ、き.く、ききめ、なら.う
Romaji: kou, ki.ku, kikime, nara.u


merit, efficacy, efficiency, benefit

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  8
Radical Number:  19
Frequency:  538
Grade:  5
Skip Pattern:  1-6-2
Korean Reading:  hyo
Chinese Reading:  xiao4
Unicode:  52b9
JIS:  387A


Halpern Index: 1265
Nelson Index: 722
New Nelson Index: 535
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2g6.2
Four Corner Index: 0442.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 671
Gakken Index: 515
Japanese Names Index: 653
Daikanwanjiten Index: 2334
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0381
Remembering the kanji Index: 1276
Kanji Flashcards Index: 370
Kodansha Compact Index: 216
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 697
Kanji in Context Index: 501
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 849
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1164
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1284
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1369
Essential Kanji Index: 623
Kodansha Kanji Index: 1617
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 445
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 782
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 682


efficacy; benefit; efficiency; effect; result; success
効果 (こうか)
effect; effectiveness; efficacy; result; effects (e.g. sound effects, visual effects, special effects)
効率 (こうりつ)
efficiency; efficacy; performance; utility factor
効力 (こうりょく)
effect; efficacy; validity; potency
実効 (じっこう)
practical effect; efficacy; efficiency
甲斐 (かい)
effect; result; worth; use; avail
有効 (ゆうこう)
validity; legality; availability; effectiveness
無効 (むこう)
invalid; no effect; unavailable; illegal
効く (きく)
to be effective; to show effect; to do its work; to carry out its function well; to be possible to use
発効 (はっこう)
coming into effect
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