Learn JLPT N5 Kanji

Meaning of 国

country

Onyomi

コク
koku

Kunyomi

くに
kuni

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 コク / くに 】

Meaning: country.

3 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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How to write 国 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 8

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

あなたはどこのくにからきましたか?
anata wa doko no kuni kara kimashita ka?
What country did you come from?
Example #2

かれはがいこくにながねんすんでいた。
kare wa gaikoku ni naganen sundeita.
He lived abroad for many years.
Example #3

わたしはべいこくからきました。
watashi wa beikoku kara kimashita.
I came here from the USA.
Example #4

アメリカ人はビザなしでにほんににゅうこくできます。
amerikajin wa biza nashi de nihon ni nyukoku dekimasu.
American's can enter Japan without a visa.
Example #5

こくさいでんわをかけたいのですが。
kokusai denwa wo kaketai no desu ga.
I'd like to make an overseas call.
Example #6

かれらはフランスこっきょうをこえた。
karera wa furansu kokkyou wo koeta.
They crossed the French border.
Example #7

にほんぜんこくをりょこうしたいです。
nihon zenkoku wo ryokou shitai desu.
I want to travel all around Japan.
Example #8

かれがしんだのはこっかのさいなんだ。
kare ga shinda no wa kokka no sainan da.
His death is a calamity to the nation.
Example #9

あなたはえいごとこくごどちらがすきですか。
anata wa eigo to kokugo dochira ga suki desu ka.
Do you like Japanese or English?
Example #10

わたしのじもとにいいこくりつだいがくがあります。
watashi no jimoto ni ii kokuritsu daigaku ga arimasu.
There is a good national university in my hometown.

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