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Stroke Count
5 Strokes
夕 + 2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. outside
Kun'yomi: そと、ほか、はず.す、はず.れる、と-。
On'yomi: ゲ。(Go-on Reading)
ガイ。(Kan-on Reading)
ウイ。(Tou-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 外

Dictionary Entries for 外

  1. outside; exterior
  2. the open (air)
  3. other place; somewhere else; outside one's group (family, company, etc.)

noun, no adjective
  1. other (place, thing, person); the rest
  2. outside; beyond (esp. 外)
noun, adverb
  1. nothing except; nothing but; nothing apart from; nothing aside from; no choice (but to) (as 〜ほか〜ない, usu. after より or the dictionary form of a verb)
  2. besides...; in addition to... (often as ほかに)

noun, no adjective
  1. another place; somewhere else; strange parts
  2. outside (one's family or group); someone else; other people
  1. not caring for; being indifferent to; taking little notice of; ignoring; neglecting (as 〜をよそに, 〜をよそにして, etc.)

  1. outside of; not covered by

Stroke Order Diagrams for 外

Construction of Character for 外

Radicals and parts present in 外
» Radical evening
» Part divining, fortune-telling, divination or katakana to radical (no. 25)
Origin and construction of 外

Kanji related to 外

  • 西

Meanings in Other Languages for 外

  1. extérieur
  1. Exterior
  1. fuera, exterior, otro, desatar, estar desatado, estar desconectado

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