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

stroke order illustration  
English:
tall
high
expensive
On-Yomi:
コウ
Kun-Yomi:
たか.い
たか
-だか
たか.まる
たか.める


じょい

はか
Bushu (Radical) Info: 高 (たかい) – high
Henshall Mnemonic: tall watchtower
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #65 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • い   [たかい]
    (adj) (1) high; tall; (2) expensive   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [こうか]
    (adj-na,n) high price   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうそく]
    (adj-na,n) high speed; high gear   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいこう]
    (adj-na,n) highest; supreme; the most   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • める   [たかめる]
    (v1) to raise; to lift; to boost   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきゅう]
    (adj-na,n) high class; high grade   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうそう]
    (n) upper   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうど]
    (adj-na,n) altitude; height; advanced   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうとう]
    (adj-na,n) high class; high grade   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [たか]
    (n) quantity; amount; volume; number; amount of money   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まる   [たかまる]
    (v5r) to rise; to swell; to be promoted   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうげん]
    (n) tableland; plateau   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしょう]
    (adj-na,n) high; noble; refined; advanced   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ざんだか]
    (n) (bank) balance; remainder   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [なだかい]
    (adj) famous; celebrated; well-known   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [えんだか]
    (n) high-valued yen; exchange in favor of the yen   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [わりだか]
    (adj-na,n) comparatively high; fairly expensive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [かんだかい]
    (adj) high-pitched; shrill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • さ   [たかさ]
    (n) height   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まり   [たかまり]
    (n) rise; swell; elevation; upsurge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • らか   [たからか]
    (adj-na,n) loud; sonorous; ringing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうあつ]
    (n) high voltage; high pressure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうい]
    (adj-na,n) dignity; eminent; high ranking   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうおん]
    (n) high temperature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうおん]
    (n) high-pitched tone; soprano   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうか]
    (n) overhead structure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうがくねん]
    (n) upper grade or classes (in schools)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうがく]
    (adj-na,n) large sum (money)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうかん]
    (n) high official   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきあつ]
    (n) high atmospheric pressure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきゅう]
    (n) high salary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうけつ]
    (adj-na,n) purity; nobility   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうけつあつ]
    (n) high blood pressure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうけん]
    (n) watching with detachment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうさい]
    (n) (abbr) High Court   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうざん]
    (n) high mountain; alpine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしょ]
    (n) high altitude; heights; elevation; broad view   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうすいじゅん]
    (adj-na,n) high level   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たかせ]
    (n) shallows   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせいのう]
    (adj-na,n) high efficiency; high fidelity; high power   [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.