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Today's Kanji

Today's Kanji -- January 20, 2017

  • on reading:
  • コク
  • kun reading:
  • くろ   くろずむ   くろ
  • meaning(s):
  • black
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Compounds

Compounds

おはぐろ tooth blackening
あんこく darkness
あんこく darkness
がんぐろ blackening the body
くろ black; dark
くろぐろ deep black
くろい black
くろいやつ black one; derogatory nigger
くろいきり thick fog
くろいひとみ (beautiful) dark eyes
くする くろくする to blacken
まる くろくそまる to be dyed black
ずむ くろずむ to blacken; to darken
っぽい くろっぽい dark; blackish
ばむ くろばむ to blacken; to become black
まる くろまる to blacken; to become black
める くろめる to make something black; to talk wrong into right
らか くろらか blackness; deep black
くろんぼ 1. black person (derog.); dark-skinned person; 2. smut; 3. prompter; stagehand
くろんぼう 1. black person (derog.); dark-skinned person; 2. smut; 3. prompter; stagehand
こくい black clothes
こくえ black clothes
こくいのさいしょう Buddhist priest who is a government minister
くろくも dark clouds; black clouds
こくうん dark clouds; black clouds
くろうんも biotite; black or green mica
こくえい silhouette; dark shadow
くろまる black spot; black dot; bull's eye; failure
くろけむり black smoke
こくえん black smoke
くろぶち black rim; black edge
こくえん graphite
こっかい Black Sea
くろがし black oak
こっかっしょく blackish brown
くろがも black scoter (duck)
くろまる black spot; black dot; bull's eye; failure
くろめがね sunglasses; shady glasses; dark glasses
くろあり black ant; carpenter ant
くろご prompter; stagehand; black figures
くろがね iron
くろこんごうせき black diamond; carbon; carbonado
くろくま black bear
くろぐま black bear
くろち venous blood
こっけん black keys
くろびかり black lustre
くろぐろ deep black
くろざとう brown sugar
くろさぎ eastern reef heron
くろづくり squid chopped, salted and mixed in its own ink
くろやま large crowd
くろこ prompter; stagehand; black figures
くろご prompter; stagehand; black figures
こくし dark mole; face mole; beauty spot; mite
ほくろ dark mole; face mole; beauty spot; mite
こくしびょう bubonic plague; black death
くろじ balance (figure) in the black
くろじとうさん business insolvency due to liquidity problems
こくしつ black lacquer
くろへび blacksnake
くろき black sake
くろまつ black pine
くろやき charring; something charred
くろやけ charring; something charred
くろこげ something burnt black
こくしょく black colour
こくしきじょう Old Black Joe (a noh mask)
こくしょくかやく black powder; gunpowder
こくしょくがん melanocarcinoma; melanotic carcinoma
こくしょくしゅ melanoma
こくしょくじんしゅ black race
こくじん black person
こくじんれいか Negro spiritual
くろみずひき black and white string
こくすいねつ blackwater fever
くろぼし black spot; black dot; bull's eye; failure
こくせん black line
くろふね black ships
くろねずみ black rat
くろしょうぞく black clothes
くろおび black belt (judo, karate, etc.)
くろだい black sea bream
こくたん bituminous coal
こくたん ebony; blackwood
こくたん ebony; blackwood
くろじ black ground; black cloth
くろちく black bamboo
くろちゃ deep brown
くろしお Japan Current
くろそこひ black cataract; amaurosis
くろがね iron
こくてん black spot; dark spot; sunspot
こくてんしゅうき sunspot cycle
くろぬり blackening; blackened thing
くろつち black terracotta; black soil
こくど black terracotta; black soil
くろんぼ 1. black person (derog.); dark-skinned person; 2. smut; 3. prompter; stagehand
くろんぼう 1. black person (derog.); dark-skinned person; 2. smut; 3. prompter; stagehand
こくど 1. black person (derog.); dark-skinned person; 2. smut; 3. prompter; stagehand
くろまめ black soy bean
くろずきん black hood
くろそこひ black cataract; amaurosis
こくないしょう black cataract; amaurosis
くろにく black sealing ink; black stamp pad
くろねこ black cat
くろしろ black and white; right and wrong
こくはく black and white; right and wrong
こくびゃく black and white; right and wrong
くろむぎ rye
くろはちじょう thick black silk from Hachijo Island
くろかみ black hair
こくはつ black hair
くろふ black spots
くろぶち black spots
こくはん black spots
こくはんびょう purple spot (on a plant)
こくばん blackboard
拭き こくばんふき blackboard eraser
くろゆり black lily
こくひょう black list
くろひょう (black) panther
こくふう sky darkening dust storm
こくふうはくう sudden rain shower in a dust storm
くろふく black suit; mourning clothes
くろもじ spicebush; toothpick
くろごめ unpolished rice
くろほ smut
くろぼ smut
くろほびょう smut
くろぶさ black tassel hung above the northwest corner of a sumo ring
くろまく black curtain; wire puller; political fixer
くろまぐろ bluefin tuna
くろき unbarked lumber
くろめ black iris; black eyes
くろもんつき black crested haori
こくようがん obsidian
こくようせき obsidian
くろみどり blackish green
くろわく mourning borders
猩々 くろしょうじょう chimpanzee
猩猩 くろしょうじょう chimpanzee
くろあざ black mole; beauty mark
くろじゅす black satin
くろいちご blackberry
くろてん sable
くろさびびょう black rust
くろじ gray bunting
くろつぐみ gray thrush
くろかび black mold
しっこく jet black
いろぐろ swarthy
まっくろ pitch black
まっくろ pitch black
だいこく 1. god of wealth; 2. priest's wife
なかぐろ middle dots
しろくろ black and white