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

8 strokes
Radical:
arrow
Parts:
know, wisdom
Kun:
し.るし.らせる
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
205 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 知 【チ】 wisdom, jnana (higher knowledge)
  • 知恵 【チエ】 wisdom, wit, sagacity, sense, intelligence, prajna (insight leading to enlightenment)
  • 認知 【ニンチ】 acknowledgement, acknowledgment, recognition, cognition
  • 熟知 【ジュクチ】 being familiar with, having a thorough knowledge of, being well-informed about

Kun reading compounds

  • 知る 【しる】 to be aware of, to know, to be conscious of, to cognize, to cognise, to notice, to feel, to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to remember, to be acquainted with (a procedure), to experience, to go through, to learn, to be acquainted with (a person), to get to know, to concern
  • 知る限り 【しるかぎり】 as far as I know
  • 吾唯足知 【われただたるをしる】 I am content with what I am (have), Rich is the person who is content with what he is
  • 知らせる 【しらせる】 to notify, to advise, to inform

Readings

Japanese names:
さと、 さとる、 しり、 しれ、 とも、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhi1, zhi4
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • conocer
  • saber
  • entender

Portuguese

  • saber
  • sabedoria

French

  • savoir
  • sagesse
112 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
186 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
169 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
207 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3169 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
196 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
229 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
636 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
214 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
214 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
143 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1394 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1446 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
768 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1041 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1231 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23935 Morohashi
1127 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3978 New Nelson (John Haig)
1223 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1308 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
73 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
160 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2377 2001 Kanji
3d5.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-3 SKIP code
8640.0 Four corner code
1-35-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
77e5 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
hook
Parts:
Variants:
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly
Kun:
ことつか.うつか.える
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
18 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 事 【ジ】 individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle)
  • 事業 【ジギョウ】 project, enterprise, business, industry, operations, venture, service, act, deed, conduct
  • 商事 【ショウジ】 commercial affairs
  • 有事 【ユウジ】 emergency

Kun reading compounds

  • 事 【こと】 thing, matter, incident, occurrence, event, something serious, trouble, crisis, circumstances, situation, state of affairs, work, business, affair, after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to, nominalizing suffix, pretending to ..., playing make-believe ..., alias, also known as, otherwise known as, or, necessity, need, you should ..., I advise that you ..., it's important to ...
  • 事柄 【ことがら】 matter, thing, affair, circumstance
  • 神事 【しんじ】 Shinto ritual
  • いい事 【いいこと】 good thing, nice thing, good excuse, good grounds, good opportunity, interjection used to impress an idea or to urge a response
  • 仕える 【つかえる】 to serve, to work for, to attend

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • cosa
  • hecho
  • asunto
  • acción

Portuguese

  • matéria
  • coisa
  • fato
  • negócios
  • razão
  • possivelmente

French

  • fait
  • chose
  • matière
  • affaire
  • raison
  • peut-être
230 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
309 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
293 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
32 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
272 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
73 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
108 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
768 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
80 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
80 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
237 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
30 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4384 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2986 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1164 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
241 Morohashi
3567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 New Nelson (John Haig)
1156 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1240 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
10 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
300 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1547 2001 Kanji
0a8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
4-8-3 SKIP code
5000.7 Four corner code
1-27-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e8b Unicode hex code