Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
affair, case, matter, item
Kun:
くだん
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
212 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 件 【ケン】 matter, affair, case, item, subject, counter for (received) emails, text messages, voicemail messages, etc., counter for accounts (on a website, email service, etc.)
  • 件数 【ケンスウ】 number of events (e.g. accidents, crimes, meetings, housing starts, hits on a web page)
  • 刑事事件 【ケイジジケン】 criminal case
  • 要件 【ヨウケン】 important matter, requirement, requisite, necessary condition, sine qua non

Kun reading compounds

  • 件 【くだん】 the aforementioned, the said, (man, incident, etc.) in question, the above-mentioned, the aforesaid, the usual

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian4
Korean:
geon

Spanish

  • asunto
  • caso

Portuguese

  • romance
  • caso
  • matéria
  • item

French

  • affaire
  • cas
  • matière
  • article
598 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
687 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
660 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
290 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
368 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
485 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
306 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
732 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
745 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
482 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
66 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
54 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
35 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
35 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
968 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
410 Morohashi
51 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
130 New Nelson (John Haig)
959 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1032 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
171 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
657 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-4 SKIP code
2520.0 Four corner code
1-23-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4ef6 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
Variants:
number, strength, fate, law, figures
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
148 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 数 【スウ】 several, a number of, quantity, amount, counting, figures, numbers, number, numeral, figure, number, destiny, fate, course of events, trend
  • 数億年 【スウオクネン】 several hundred million years
  • 戸数 【コスウ】 number of households (houses)
  • 枚数 【マイスウ】 the number of flat things, win-loss difference which influences the ranking of wrestlers
  • 数 【スウ】 several, a number of, quantity, amount, counting, figures, numbers, number, numeral, figure, number, destiny, fate, course of events, trend
  • 数億年 【スウオクネン】 several hundred million years
  • 数牌 【シューパイ】 suited tiles

Kun reading compounds

  • 数 【かず】 number, amount
  • 数多く 【かずおおく】 in great numbers
  • 手数 【てすう】 trouble, bother, number of moves (in go, shogi, etc.), number of punches (in boxing)
  • 口数 【くちかず】 number of words a person speaks, number of dependents, number of mouths to feed, number of shares, items, applications, etc.
  • 数える 【かぞえる】 to count, to enumerate
  • 屡々 【しばしば】 often, again and again, frequently, repeatedly

Readings

Japanese names:
じゅ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu4, shu3, shuo4
Korean:
su, chog

Spanish

  • número
  • cifra
  • contar

Portuguese

  • número
  • vigor
  • destino
  • lei
  • figuras

French

  • nombre
  • compter
  • destin
  • loi
  • chiffres
262 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
168 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
151 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
188 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2057 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
429 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
592 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2169 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
225 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
225 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
529 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
945 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2245 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1170 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1591 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
938 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13319 Morohashi
1790 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2353 New Nelson (John Haig)
929 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
998 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
159 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
227 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1066 2001 Kanji
4i9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-4 SKIP code
9844.0 Four corner code
1-31-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6570 Unicode hex code