13 strokes
tolerant, leniency, generosity, relax, feel at home, be at ease, broadminded
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1377 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 寛 【カン】 lenient, gentle
  • 寛大 【カンダイ】 tolerant, generous, lenient, broad-minded, magnanimous
  • 長寛 【チョウカン】 Chōkan era (1163.3.29-1165.6.5)
  • 寛緩 【カンカン】 looking cool and collect, with an air of perfect composure

Kun reading compounds

  • 寛ぐ 【くつろぐ】 to relax, to feel at home
  • 寛い 【ひろい】 broadminded


Japanese names:
とも、 のぶ、 のり、 ひろし、 ひろん、 ゆた、 ゆたか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • tolerancia
  • generosidad
  • tranquilidad
  • estar a gusto


  • tolerante
  • leniente
  • generosidade
  • relaxar
  • à vontade
  • mente aberta


  • tolérant
  • indulgent
  • générosité
  • se sentir chez soi
  • être à l'aise
  • ouverture d'esprit
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2922 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1502 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1352 New Nelson (John Haig)
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1619 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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