Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
shoulder
Kun:
かた
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1215 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 肩高 【ケンコウ】 withers (height from ground to shoulder blades in animals)
  • 肩甲骨 【ケンコウコツ】 shoulder blade, scapula
  • 路肩 【ロカタ】 shoulder (of a road), berm
  • 強肩 【キョウケン】 strong throwing arm

Kun reading compounds

  • 肩 【かた】 shoulder
  • 肩書き 【かたがき】 title (e.g. Doctor, Professor, Lord), job title, position (in a company), degree, status, rank
  • 路肩 【ろかた】 shoulder (of a road), berm
  • 相肩 【あいかた】 partner, someone who shares one's load

Readings

Chinese:
jian1
Korean:
gyeon

Spanish

  • hombro

Portuguese

  • Ombro

French

  • épaule
1212 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1041 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1820 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1215 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
841 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1264 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1337 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1084 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1014 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2446 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1238 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1703 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1086 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29299X Morohashi
1947 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4776 New Nelson (John Haig)
1077 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1158 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1190 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3046 2001 Kanji
4m4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-7 SKIP code
3022.7 Four corner code
24-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
80a9 Unicode hex code