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】 prefectures (of Japan), largest administrative divisions of Japan: Tokyo-to, Osaka-fu, Kyoto-fu, Hokkaido and the remaining prefectures
  • 同県 【ドウケン】 the same prefecture

Readings

Japanese names:
あがた、 がた
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-24-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
770c Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
open country
Parts:
inside, within, between, among, house, home
Kun:
うち
On:
ナイダイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
44 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 内 【ナイ】 inside, within
  • 内科 【ナイカ】 internal medicine, i.e. treatment by medical procedures rather than surgical procedures, department of internal medicine (hospital, etc.)
  • 島内 【トウナイ】 on an island, on-island
  • 校内 【コウナイ】 within a school
  • 内裏 【ダイリ】 imperial palace, festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress
  • 内府 【ナイフ】 Minister of the Interior (669-1868 CE), Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal (1885-1945 CE)
  • 境内 【ケイダイ】 grounds (esp. of shrines and temples), compound, churchyard, precincts
  • 海内 【カイダイ】 the whole country

Kun reading compounds

  • 内 【うち】 inside, within, while (e.g. one is young), during, within (e.g. a day), in the course of, among, amongst, (out) of, between, in (secret, chaos, poverty, etc.), amidst, with (e.g. success), within oneself, one's feelings, inner thoughts, we, our company, our organization, one's home, one's family, my spouse, my husband, my wife, signed on behalf of (husband's name) by his wife, I, me, imperial palace grounds, emperor
  • 内々 【うちうち】 private, confidential, informal, secret, (within the) family circle, (on the) inside
  • 幕内 【まくうち】 highest-ranking division
  • 幕の内 【まくのうち】 box lunch (containing rice and 10-15 small portions of fish, meat, and vegetables), highest-ranking division, intermission (between acts), interlude

Readings

Japanese names:
いと、 ただ、 ち、 のち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nei4
Korean:
nae, nab

Spanish

  • interior
  • dentro de
  • privado

Portuguese

  • interior
  • dentro
  • entre
  • dentre
  • casa

French

  • intérieur
  • dedans
  • entre
  • parmi
  • maison
489 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
207 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
364 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
51 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
82 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
132 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
345 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
81 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
84 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
84 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
152 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
160 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4277 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2162 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2914 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1028 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1512 Morohashi
3466 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
386 New Nelson (John Haig)
1019 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1095 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
77 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
99 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1653 2001 Kanji
0a4.23 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
4022.7 Four corner code
1-38-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5185 Unicode hex code