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Kanji Information Sheet for 広  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

stroke order illustration  
English:
wide
broad
spacious
On-Yomi:
コウ
Kun-Yomi:
ひろ.い
ひろ.まる
ひろ.める
ひろ.がる
ひろ.げる
Bushu (Radical) Info: 广 (まだれ) – dotted cliff
Henshall Mnemonic: spacious building with elbow-room
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #263 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • い   [ひろい]
    (adj) spacious; vast; wide   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せびろ]
    (n) business suit   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • がる   [ひろがる]
    (v5r) to spread (out); to extend; to stretch; to reach to; to get around   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうこく]
    (n) advertisement   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • げる   [ひろげる]
    (v1) to spread; to extend; to expand; to enlarge; to widen; to broaden; to unfold; to open; to unroll   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • さ   [ひろさ]
    (n) extent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • める   [ひろめる]
    (v1) to broaden; to propagate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひろば]
    (n) plaza   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • まる   [ひろまる]
    (v5r) to spread; to be propagated   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • がった   [ひろがったえだ]
    spreading branches   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • がり   [ひろがり]
    (n) spread   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まり   [ひろまり]
    spread   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こういき]
    (n) wide area   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうじえん]
    Koujien (famous Japanese Dictionary)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしゅう]
    Guangzhou (China); Canton   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうだい]
    (adj-na,n) huge; very large   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんとん]
    Canton (China)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうはん]
    (adj-na,n) wide; extensive; widespread   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうはんい]
    (adj-na,n) extensive; vast range; wide scope   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうほう]
    (n) PR; public relations; publicity; information   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうようじゅ]
    (n) broadleaf tree   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [はばひろい]
    (adj) extensive; wide; broad   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すえひろ]
    (n) folding fan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.