Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
dwindle, decrease, reduce, decline, curtail, get hungry
Kun:
へ.るへ.らす
On:
ゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
261 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 減 【ゲン】 reduction, decrease, subtraction, reduction of penalty (under the ritsuryō codes)
  • 減少 【ゲンショウ】 decrease, reduction, decline
  • 加減 【カゲン】 degree, extent, amount, balance, state, condition, (health) condition, state of health, adjustment, moderation, regulation, addition and subtraction, slight sign of ..., slight state of ..., just right for ...
  • 削減 【サクゲン】 cut, reduction, curtailment

Kun reading compounds

  • 減る 【へる】 to decrease (in size or number), to diminish, to abate
  • 減るもんじゃない 【へるもんじゃない】 it's no big deal, it's nothing to fret about, it's not like it's the end of the world
  • 減らす 【へらす】 to abate, to decrease, to diminish, to shorten

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian3
Korean:
gam

Spanish

  • menguar
  • decrecer
  • disminuir
  • resta
  • acortar

Portuguese

  • definhar
  • decréscimo
  • reduzir
  • decadência
  • encurtar
  • obter
  • com fome

French

  • diminuer
  • réduire
  • décliner
  • décroître
  • avoir faim
775 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
693 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
667 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
533 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2637 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
610 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
694 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
715 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
728 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
430 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1219 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
733 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
436 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
548 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
372 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17759 Morohashi
601 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3249 New Nelson (John Haig)
366 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
391 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
753 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
359 2001 Kanji
3a9.37 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3315.0 Four corner code
1-24-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e1b Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
kneel
Parts:
Variants:
instead, on the contrary, rather, step back, withdraw, retreat
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
959 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 冷却 【レイキャク】 cooling, refrigeration
  • 売却 【バイキャク】 selling off, disposal by sale, sale

Kun reading compounds

  • 却って 【かえって】 on the contrary, rather, instead, all the more
  • 退ける 【しりぞける】 to repel, to drive away, to repulse, to reject

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
que4
Korean:
gag

Spanish

  • retirarse
  • echarse atrás
  • rechazar

Portuguese

  • ao invés
  • ao contrário
  • melhor

French

  • au lieu de
  • au contraire
  • plutôt
1145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1252 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
808 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1680 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1114 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1783 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1915 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1616 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
252 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1436 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
761 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1034 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1407 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2856 Morohashi
1118 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
631 New Nelson (John Haig)
1395 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1497 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1101 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1444 2001 Kanji
2e5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
4772.0 Four corner code
1-21-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5374 Unicode hex code