Kana: カイ、ひら.く、ひら.き、-びら.き、ひら.ける、あ.く、あ.ける
Romaji: kai, hira.ku,,, hira.keru, a.ku, a.keru

Name Readings

Kana: はる、か、ひらき
Romaji: haru, ka, hiraki


open, unfold, unseal

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  12
Radical Number:  169
Frequency:  59
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  3-8-4
Korean Reading:  gae
Chinese Reading:  kai1
Unicode:  958b
JIS:  332B


Halpern Index: 3321
Nelson Index: 4950
New Nelson Index: 6393
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 8e4.6
Four Corner Index: 7744.1
Guide to Remembering Index: 241
Gakken Index: 80
Japanese Names Index: 1821
Daikanwanjiten Index: 41233
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 11.0711
Remembering the kanji Index: 1622
Busy People Index: 2.13
Kanji Way Index: 290
Kanji Flashcards Index: 270
Kodansha Compact Index: 1840
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 261
Kanji in Context Index: 215
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 2092
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2835
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1636
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1750
Essential Kanji Index: 550
Kodansha Kanji Index: 4121
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3855
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 171
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 391


開始 (かいし)
start; commencement; beginning; initiation
開催 (かいさい)
holding a meeting; open an exhibition
開業 (かいぎょう)
opening a business; opening a practice
開設 (かいせつ)
establishment; opening
開く (ひらく)
to open; to undo; to unseal; to unpack; to bloom; to unfold; to spread out; to open (for business, e.g. in the morning); to be wide (gap, etc.); to widen; to hold (meeting, etc.); to give; to open; to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.); to open (a new business); to set up; to establish; to start; to open (ports, borders, etc.); to open (an account); to open up (new land, path, etc.); to clear; to develop; to open (a file, etc.); to extract (root); to reduce (equation); to cut open (fish); to change (kanji into hiragana); to flare (e.g. skirt); to slacken (into a poor posture)
開発 (かいはつ、かいほつ)
development; exploitation
公開 (こうかい)
opening to the public; making available to the public; putting on display; exhibiting; showing (play, movie, etc.); holding (interview, etc.); open; public
展開 (てんかい)
development; evolution; progressing; unfolding; expansion; spreading out; extending; deployment; building up
開く (あく)
to open (e.g. doors); to open (e.g. business, etc.); to be empty; to be vacant; to be available; to be free; to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.); to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.); to come to an end; to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.); to have a hole; to form a gap; to have an interval (between events)
開通 (かいつう)
opening; open; taking effect; becoming active
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