Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 12 strokes
Taught in grade 3

Search words that:
- start with 開
- end with 開
- contain 開
open, unfold, unseal
KUN:
  • ひら.く
    hira.ku
  • ひら.き
    hira.ki
  • -びら.き
    -bira.ki
  • ひら.ける
    hira.keru
  • あ.く
    a.ku
  • あ.ける
    a.keru
ON:
  • カイ
    kai
Nanori:
  • はる
    haru
  • ka
  • ひらき
    hiraki
Written with 12 strokes
Taught in grade 3
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 541 results)

Godan-ku verb, intransitive verb
1.
to open (e.g. doors)(esp. 開く)
2.
to open (e.g. business, etc.)(esp. 開く)
3.
to be empty(esp. 空く)
4.
to be vacant, to be available, to be free(esp. 空く)
5.
to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.)(esp. 明く)
6.
to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.)(esp. 明く)
7.
to come to an end(esp. 明く)
Godan-ku verb, transitive verb
8.
to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.)(esp. 明く)
Godan-ku verb, intransitive verb
9.
to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
See also:穴が開く
Other readings:
空く【あく】
明く【あく】

Ichidan verb, transitive verb
1.
to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock(only relevant for 開ける)
2.
to open (for business, etc.)(only relevant for 開ける)
3.
to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room(esp. 空ける)
4.
to move out, to clear out(esp. 空ける)
5.
to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily)(esp. 空ける)
Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
6.
to dawn, to grow light(esp. 明ける)
7.
to end (of a period, season)(esp. 明ける)
8.
to begin (of the New Year)(esp. 明ける)
9.
to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for)(esp. 明ける)
10.
to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)
Other readings:
空ける【あける】
明ける【あける】

Godan-ku verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
1.
to open, to undo, to unseal, to unpack
2.
to bloom, to unfold, to spread out
3.
to open (for business, e.g. in the morning)
4.
to be wide (gap, etc.), to widen
Godan-ku verb, transitive verb
5.
to hold (meeting, party, etc.), to give, to open
6.
to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.), to open (a new business), to set up, to establish, to start
7.
to open (ports, borders, etc.)
8.
to open (an account)
9.
to open up (new land, path, etc.), to clear, to develop
See also:拓く
10.
to open (a file, etc.)(computer term)
11.
to extract (root), to reduce (equation)(mathematics)
12.
to cut open (fish)(food term)(as 魚を開く)
13.
to change (kanji into hiragana)
Godan-ku verb, intransitive verb
14.
to flare (e.g. skirt)
15.
to slacken (into a poor posture)(sports term)(as 体が開く, 肩が開く, etc.)

noun, auxillary suru verb
start, commencement, beginning, initiation

noun, auxillary suru verb
1.
opening (a door, window, etc.), leaving open
2.
opening up (e.g. to the public), allowing (public) access

noun, auxillary suru verb
1.
development, evolution, progressing, unfolding, (plot) twist
2.
expansion, spreading out, extending, deployment, building up
3.
expansion(mathematics)
4.
extraction (e.g. files), decompression, unpacking(computer term)

noun, auxillary suru verb
opening of a meeting

noun, auxillary suru verb
1.
opening (of a new road, railway, etc.), going into operation (e.g. telephone communication), beginning services
2.
reopening (e.g. a road to traffic), resumption of services

noun, no-adjective, auxillary suru verb
development, exploitation
Other readings:
開発【かいほつ】[1]
Notes:
  1. out-dated or obsolete kana usage

noun, auxillary suru verb
holding (a conference, exhibition, etc.), opening, hosting (e.g. the Olympics)
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 968 results)

Push the door open

Open up

Happy New Year

Please lend me the dictionary when you are through with it

The door is open. I'll go and shut it

Let me have the novel when you have done with it

あた
新しい
みせ
らいしゅ
来週
The new store is going to open next week

Somebody, open this door, please

That accounts for why the door was open

I would have set aside the day for it if you'd told me ahead of time

もつ
荷物
しょ
場所
Make room for the baggage

Make way for the children, please

Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open

The little white rabbit opened her eyes very wide and thought very hard

The curtain was rising then

The door gave to my pressure

I heard the door open

Keep out of the way, please

The store is not open today

Finally dawn broke; the long night had ended