Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
Variants:
prefecture
Kun:
か.ける
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
140 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 県 【ケン】 prefecture (of Japan), county (of China and Taiwan)
  • 県営 【ケンエイ】 prefectural, under prefectural management
  • 都道府県 【トドウフケン】 administrative divisions of Japan: Tokyo-to, Hokkai-do, Osaka-fu, Kyoto-fu and remaining prefectures
  • 同県 【ドウケン】 the same prefecture

Readings

Japanese names:
あがた、 がた
Chinese:
xian4
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • prefectura

Portuguese

  • Condado
  • prefeitura (região)

French

  • préfecture
  • département
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
291 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
273 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
195 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1362 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
381 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
226 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1252 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
194 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
194 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1380 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3269 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1687 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2294 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
126 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23210P Morohashi
2641 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3918 New Nelson (John Haig)
513 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
552 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
326 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1241 2001 Kanji
3n6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
2690.1 Four corner code
24-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
770c Unicode hex code

20 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
state of suspension, hang, depend, consult, distant, far apart
Kun:
か.けるか.かる
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
889 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 懸賞 【ケンショウ】 offering a prize, prize competition, prize, reward
  • 懸案 【ケンアン】 pending question, unresolved problem
  • 倒懸 【トウケン】 hanging (someone) upside down
  • 懸案 【ケンアン】 pending question, unresolved problem
  • 懸念 【ケネン】 worry, fear, anxiety, concern
  • 首懸 【コウガケ】 leather strap put across a horse's neck
  • 弓懸け 【ユガケ】 archer's glove (with a groove for pulling the string)

Kun reading compounds

  • 掛ける 【かける】 to hang up (e.g. a picture on the wall), to let hang, to suspend (from), to hoist (e.g. sail), to raise (e.g. flag), to put on (e.g. a blanket), to put on top of, to cover, to put on (glasses, etc.), to wear (a necklace, etc.), to make (a call), to spend (time, money), to expend, to use, to pour (liquid) onto, to sprinkle (powder or spices) onto, to splash, to throw (e.g. water) onto somebody, to turn on (an engine, radio, etc.), to set (a dial, an alarm clock, etc.), to put on (a DVD, a song, etc.), to cause (somebody inconvenience, trouble, etc.), to burden (someone), to impose, to multiply (arithmetic operation), to secure (e.g. lock), to take a seat, to sit, to rest (something on something else), to support (something on something else), to bind, to wager, to bet, to risk, to stake, to gamble, to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) on, to hold (a play, festival, etc.), to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.), to argue (in court), to deliberate (in a meeting), to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.), to increase further, to catch (in a trap, etc.), to set atop, to erect (a makeshift building), to apply (insurance), to pun (on a word), to use (a word) as a pivot word, to play on words, to be partway doing ..., to begin (but not complete) ..., to be about to ..., to address (someone), to direct (something, to someone), to do (something, to someone)
  • 掛かる 【かかる】 to take (a resource, e.g. time or money), to hang, to come into view, to arrive, to come under (a contract, a tax), to start (engines, motors), to attend, to deal with, to handle, to have started to, to be on the verge of, to overlap (e.g. information in a manual), to cover, to (come) at, to be fastened, to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.), to be caught in, to get a call, to depend on

Readings

Chinese:
xuan2
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • suspender
  • colgar
  • depender
  • estar suspendido

Portuguese

  • suspender
  • pendurar
  • 10%
  • instalar
  • depender
  • consultar

French

  • suspendre
  • pendre
  • 10%
  • installer
  • dépendre
  • consulter
1225 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1275 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1790 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1283 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1328 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2984 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
911 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
933 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
450 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
806 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3632 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1855 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2532 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1406 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11462 Morohashi
2915 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2011 New Nelson (John Haig)
1394 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1495 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1930 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1258 2001 Kanji
4k16.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-16-4 SKIP code
6233.9 Four corner code
2233.9 Four corner code
23-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
61f8 Unicode hex code