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  • 當十錢 【トウジュウゼン】 type of bronze Chinese coin first issued under Emperor Yuan of the Southern Liang dynasty worth the value of ten iron coins
  • 瓦当 【ガトウ】 decorative cap of an eave-end roof tile
  • 石敢當 【イシガンドウ】 shigandang, stone tablet placed at a three-way street intersection (or dead end) to ward off evil spirits

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dang1, dang4
Korean:
dang

Spanish

Portuguese

French

1367 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2001 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3226 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
21890 Morohashi
2611 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3765 New Nelson (John Haig)
3n3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-8 SKIP code
9060.6 Four corner code
1-65-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7576 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
interval, space
Kun:
あいだあい
On:
カンケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
33 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 間 【カン】 interval, period of time, among, between, inter-, good opportunity, chance, estrangement, discord, alienation, spy, secret agent
  • 間隔 【カンカク】 space, interval, space character, whitespace
  • この間 【コノアイダ】 the other day, lately, recently, during this period, meanwhile, in the meantime
  • 年間 【ネンカン】 (period of) a year, during the era (of)
  • 間 【ケン】 ken (6 shaku, approx. 1.818 m), counter used to number the gaps between pillars
  • 間数 【ケンスウ】 number of ken (in length or breadth)
  • 世間 【セケン】 world, society, people, the public
  • 六百間 【ロッピャッケン】 roppyakken (type of card game)

Kun reading compounds

  • 間 【あいだ】 space (between), gap, interval, distance, stretch, period of time (during, while), duration, interval, between (two parties or things), among (a group), relations (between), relationship, midpoint, average, halfway, middle ground, due to, because of
  • 間柄 【あいだがら】 relationship, relation, terms (good, friendly, etc.)
  • この間 【このあいだ】 the other day, lately, recently, during this period, meanwhile, in the meantime
  • 候間 【そうろうあいだ】 as ...
  • 間 【ま】 time, pause, space, room
  • 間に合う 【まにあう】 to be in time (for), to serve (suit, meet) the purpose, to be good enough, to be enough, to manage, to make do
  • 大広間 【おおひろま】 main hall, great hall, large hall, reception hall
  • 晴れ間 【はれま】 break (in the weather, esp. rain or snow), interval of clear weather, patch of blue sky, period of serenity
  • 間 【あいだ】 space (between), gap, interval, distance, stretch, period of time (during, while), duration, interval, between (two parties or things), among (a group), relations (between), relationship, midpoint, average, halfway, middle ground, due to, because of
  • 間柄 【あいだがら】 relationship, relation, terms (good, friendly, etc.)
  • 波間 【なみま】 interval between the waves, gap between waves
  • 幕間 【まくあい】 intermission (between acts), interlude

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 は、 はざ、 はし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian1, jian4
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • intervalo
  • espacio
  • habitación

Portuguese

  • intervalo
  • espaço

French

  • intervalle
  • espace
58 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
100 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
92 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
27 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
174 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
96 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1822 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
43 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
161 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1841 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4122 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2094 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2836 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1634 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41249 Morohashi
3323 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6391 New Nelson (John Haig)
1620 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1747 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
31 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
215 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
8e4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-4 SKIP code
7760.7 Four corner code
1-20-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9593 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
long stride
Parts:
build
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
300 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 建築 【ケンチク】 construction, architecture (of buildings)
  • 建設 【ケンセツ】 construction, establishment
  • 再建 【サイケン】 rebuilding, reconstruction, rehabilitation, protoform reconstruction
  • 封建 【ホウケン】 feudalistic
  • 建立 【コンリュウ】 (act of) building (temple, monument, etc.), erection
  • 再建 【サイコン】 (temple or shrine) rebuilding

Kun reading compounds

  • 建てる 【たてる】 to build, to construct
  • 建て 【たて】 contract, commitment
  • 建物 【たてもの】 building
  • 建つ 【たつ】 to be erected, to be built

Readings

Japanese names:
たけ、 たつ、 たて
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian4
Korean:
geon

Spanish

  • construir
  • edificar
  • levantarse
  • ser construido

Portuguese

  • Construção

French

  • construire
391 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
498 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
473 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
244 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1549 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
363 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
166 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
995 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.12 Japanese for Busy People
892 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
913 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1055 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
600 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3834 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1965 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2661 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
398 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9574 Morohashi
3090 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1660 New Nelson (John Haig)
391 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
417 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
278 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
524 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3567 2001 Kanji
2q6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-6 SKIP code
3-2-6 SKIP code
1540.0 Four corner code
1-23-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5efa Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
script, literature
Parts:
sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)
Kun:
ふみあや
On:
ブンモン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
190 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 文 【ブン】 sentence, composition, text, writings, the literary arts (as opposed to the military arts), academia, literature, statement
  • 文章 【ブンショウ】 writing, composition, essay, article, passage, prose, (writing) style, sentence
  • 作文 【サクブン】 writing (an essay, prose, etc.), composition, formal writing with little real meaning
  • 和文 【ワブン】 Japanese text, sentence in Japanese
  • 文 【モン】 mon, one-thousandth of a kan (unit of currency 1336-1870), mon, traditional unit used for shoe and sock sizes (approx. 2.4 cm), letter, character, sentence, scripture, incantation
  • 紋 【モン】 (family) crest, coat of arms, pattern, figure, playing card suit (in karuta)
  • 三文 【サンモン】 paltry amount of money, cheapness, worthlessness, three one-mon coins
  • ご注文 【ゴチュウモン】 order, request

Kun reading compounds

  • 文 【ふみ】 letter, writings
  • 文香 【ふみこう】 scented insert (to enclose with a letter), perfumed insert
  • 雁の文 【かりのふみ】 (a) letter
  • 日文 【ひふみ】 Hifumi (script)
  • 綾 【あや】 figure, design, twill weave, pattern of diagonal stripes, style (of writing), figure (of speech), design, plot, plan, minor market fluctuation, technical correction, cat's cradle, lease rod (in a loom)
  • 文無鳥 【あやなしどり】 lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
  • 言葉は身の文 【ことばはみのあや】 words betray one's character

Readings

Japanese names:
かざり、 ふ、 も
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wen2, wen4
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • letras
  • literatura

Portuguese

  • sentença
  • literatura
  • estilo
  • arte
  • decoração
  • figuras
  • plano

French

  • phrase
  • littérature
  • style
  • art
  • décoration
  • figure (de style)
  • plan
  • radical littéraire (no. 67)
134 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
77 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
68 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
136 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2064 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
71 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
180 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
86 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
111 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
111 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
320 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
949 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2458 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1708 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1741 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13450 Morohashi
1962 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2364 New Nelson (John Haig)
1725 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1861 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
89 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
35 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
466 2001 Kanji
2j2.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
0040.0 Four corner code
1-42-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6587 Unicode hex code