Learn JLPT N4 Kanji

Meaning of 公

public, prince, official, governmental

Onyomi

コウ
kou

Kunyomi

(none)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【コウ】

Meaning: public, prince, official, governmental.

118 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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How to write 公 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 4

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

このちかくにこうえんはありますか。
kono chikaku ni kouen wa arimasu ka.
Are there any parks nearby here?
Example #2

そのだいがくはこうりつだいがくだ。
sono daigaku wa kouritsu daigaku da.
That university is a public university.
Example #3

わたしのちちはこうむいんです。
watashi no chichi wa koumuin desu.
My father is a government worker.
Example #4

じんせいがこうへいであることをきたいしてはいけません。
jinsei ga kouhei de aru koto wo kitai shite wa ikemasen.
Don't expect life to be fair.

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