Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
Variants:
stiff, hard
Kun:
かた.い
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1101 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 硬 【コウ】 hardness
  • 硬貨 【コウカ】 coin, hard currency
  • 生硬 【セイコウ】 crude, immature, unpolished
  • 超硬 【チョウコウ】 cemented carbide, superhard, ultrahard

Kun reading compounds

  • 硬い 【かたい】 hard, solid, tough, stiff, tight, wooden, unpolished (e.g. writing), strong, firm (not viscous or easily moved), safe, steady, honest, steadfast, obstinate, stubborn, bookish, formal, stuffy
  • かたいことは言いっこなし 【かたいことはいいっこなし】 let's put formalities aside, let's not speak so stiffly

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ying4
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • rígido
  • duro
  • firme

Portuguese

  • duro
  • rígido

French

  • dur
  • raide
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1-5-7 SKIP code
1164.6 Four corner code
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786c Unicode hex code