Kana: コウ、ゴウ、おおとり、ひしくい、おおがり
Romaji: kou, gou, ootori, hishikui, oogari


large bird, wild goose, large, great, powerful, prosperous

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  17
Radical Number:  196
Frequency:  2111
Grade:  9
Skip Pattern:  1-3-14
Korean Reading:  hong
Chinese Reading:  hong2
Unicode:  9d3b
JIS:  3963


Nelson Index: 2722
New Nelson Index: 6963
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3a14.2
Four Corner Index: 3712.7
Japanese Names Index: 2614
Daikanwanjiten Index: 46874
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 12.0823
Remembering the kanji Index: 2313
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 542
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 710
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 2406
Kodansha Kanji Index: 977


bean goose (Anser fabalis)
燕雀鴻鵠 (えんじゃくこうこく)
How can a small bird (a sparrow, a petty person) understand the aspirations of a great bird (a phoenix); Only a hero can understand a hero
鴻業 (こうぎょう)
glorious achievement
大鳥 (おおとり)
large bird; peng (in Chinese mythology, giant bird said to transform from a fish); fenghuang (Chinese phoenix)
鴻基 (こうき)
foundation of a great project; base of a great enterprise
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