Jisho

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17 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
key
Kun:
かぎ
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
2029 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鍵 【ケン】 key (of a piano, etc.)
  • 鍵盤 【ケンバン】 keyboard (e.g. piano, computer)
  • 打鍵 【ダケン】 keystroke
  • 黒鍵 【コッケン】 black keys

Kun reading compounds

  • 鍵 【かぎ】 key, lock
  • 鍵が掛かる 【かぎがかかる】 to become locked (e.g. of automatic locking)
  • 公開鍵 【こうかいかぎ】 public key
  • 共有鍵 【きょうゆうかぎ】 shared key

Readings

Chinese:
jian4
Korean:
geon

Spanish

  • llave
  • tecla (piano
  • órgano
  • etc.)

Portuguese

French

1824 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4894 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2652 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
915 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2203 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1565 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
40654 Morohashi
1753 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6317 New Nelson (John Haig)
2761 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
418 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
8a8.18 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-9 SKIP code
1-8-8 SKIP code
8514.0 Four corner code
24-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9375 Unicode hex code