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工 - Craft, Construction
Index #22
Grade 1
3 strokes
JLPT Level: N4
Readings: コウ, ク
An image that easily evokes the idea of construction is an I-beam (the metal beam in the picture). Looking at one of these from the front looks a lot like this kanji, so we'll remember it this way.

Common Vocab

こうぎょう 工業
industry, manufacturing industry
こうじ 工事
construction
かこう 加工
processing, manufacturing
くふう 工夫
contrivance, scheme
こうがくぶ 工学部
department of engineering
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