Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
pestle
Parts:
dry, parch, ebb, recede, interfere, intercede
Kun:
ほ.すほ.し--ぼ.しひ.る
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1349 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 関与 【カンヨ】 participation, taking part in, participating in, being concerned in
  • 干渉 【カンショウ】 interference, intervention, meddling
  • 水干 【スイカン】 everyday garment worn by nobles in ancient Japan, silk dried after having been washed in plain water and stretched out
  • 十干 【ジッカン】 ten celestial stems (two types each of wood, fire, earth, metal, water), ten heavenly stems

Kun reading compounds

  • 干す 【ほす】 to air, to dry, to desiccate, to drain (off), to drink up, to deprive of a role, job, etc.
  • 干る 【ひる】 to dry

Readings

Japanese names:
ほし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gan1, gan4
Korean:
gan, gang

Spanish

  • secarse
  • secar
  • relacionar
  • airear

Portuguese

  • sêco
  • ressecar

French

  • sec
  • dessécher
840 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
825 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1179 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1492 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1542 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
502 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
26 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
584 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
593 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
506 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
572 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4187 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2116 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2863 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1663 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9165 Morohashi
3379 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1589 New Nelson (John Haig)
1648 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1777 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
826 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3155 2001 Kanji
2k1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
1040.0 Four corner code
1-20-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e72 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
second 乛 (乙, ⺄, 乚)
Parts:
Variants:
drought, dry, dessicate, drink up, heaven, emperor
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1453 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 乾電池 【カンデンチ】 dry cell, battery
  • 乾燥 【カンソウ】 dryness, aridity, drying (e.g. clothes), dehydration, desiccation, insipidity
  • 速乾 【ソッカン】 drying quickly
  • 臘乾 【ラカン】 Chinese smoked and salted ham
  • 乾 【ケン】 qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest)
  • 乾坤一擲 【ケンコンイッテキ】 stake all (on something), play for all or nothing, throwing all into a task

Kun reading compounds

  • 乾く 【かわく】 to get dry
  • 乾かす 【かわかす】 to dry (clothes, etc.), to desiccate
  • 干す 【ほす】 to air, to dry, to desiccate, to drain (off), to drink up, to deprive of a role, job, etc.
  • 戌亥 【いぬい】 northwest

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gan1, qian2
Korean:
gan, geon

Spanish

  • seco
  • secar
  • secarse
  • desecarse

Portuguese

  • seca
  • dessecar
  • evaporar
  • paraíso
  • imperador

French

  • sécheresse
  • sécher
  • dessécher
  • vider (verre)
  • cieux
  • empereur
1099 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1355 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
784 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1195 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
292 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1411 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1190 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1249 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
904 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
27 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2113 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1101 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1500 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
473 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
204 Morohashi
1679 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
63 New Nelson (John Haig)
463 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
502 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1407 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1556 2001 Kanji
4c7.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-4 SKIP code
4841.7 Four corner code
1-20-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e7e Unicode hex code