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Japanese Kanji Grade 2
# 135
Meaning north
Onyomi ホク
Kunyomi きた
Usage See examples below
Writing practice
 
Stroke Order Rules
 
1. Write from left to right, and from top to bottom
2. Horizontal before vertical
3. Cutting strokes last
4. Diagonals right-to-left before diagonals left-to-right
5. Center verticals before outside "wings"
6. Outside before inside
7. Left vertical before enclosing
8. Bottom enclosing strokes last
9. Dots and minor strokes last
 
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Examples

Kanji

Japanese

Romaji

English

きた kita north
ほく hoku north
北寄り きたより kitayori from the north
北向き きたむき kitamuki facing north
北アメリカ きたアメリカ kitaamerika North America
北極 ほっきょく hokkyoku North Pole
北極海 ほっきょくかい hokkyokukai Arctic Ocean
北極圏 ほっきょくけん hokyokuken Arctic Circle
北光 ほっこう hokkou northern lights
北極星 ほっきょくせい hokkyokusei Polaris, North Star

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