Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
Variants:
prefecture
Kun:
か.ける
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
140 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 県 【ケン】 prefecture (Japan), county (China, Taiwan, Norway, etc.), department (France), province (Italy, Spain, etc.)
  • 県営 【ケンエイ】 (under) prefectural management
  • 都道府県 【トドウフケン】 administrative divisions of Japan: Tokyo-to, Hokkai-do, Osaka-fu, Kyoto-fu and remaining prefectures
  • 同県 【ドウケン】 the same prefecture

Readings

Japanese names:
あがた、 がた
Chinese:
xian4
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • prefectura

Portuguese

  • Condado
  • prefeitura (região)

French

  • préfecture
  • département
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
291 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
273 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
195 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1362 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
381 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
226 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1252 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
194 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
194 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1380 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3269 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1687 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2294 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
126 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23210P Morohashi
2641 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3918 New Nelson (John Haig)
513 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
552 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
326 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1241 2001 Kanji
3n6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
2690.1 Four corner code
24-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
770c Unicode hex code