Jisho

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18 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
Variants:
simplicity, brevity
Kun:
えら.ぶふだ
On:
カンケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
983 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 簡 【カン】 simplicity, brevity, letter, note, correspondence, bamboo writing strip (in ancient China), simplified Chinese character
  • 簡易 【カンイ】 simplicity, convenience, easiness, quasi-
  • 書簡 【ショカン】 letter, note, epistle, correspondence
  • 来簡 【ライカン】 correspondence, received letter
  • 不料簡 【フリョウケン】 indiscretion, bad idea, thoughtlessness, indiscreetness

Kun reading compounds

  • 札 【ふだ】 ticket, token, check, receipt, label, tag, sign, card, plate, playing card, charm, talisman, slip of paper posted on shrine pillars by pilgrims

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian3
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • simple
  • breve
  • aproximado
  • carta

Portuguese

  • simplicidade
  • brevidade

French

  • simplicité
  • brièveté
843 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
829 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
870 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3444 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1103 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
802 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1533 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1634 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
358 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1490 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3380 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1746 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1635 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26520P Morohashi
2721 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4358 New Nelson (John Haig)
1621 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1749 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1002 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2378 2001 Kanji
6f12.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-12 SKIP code
3-14-4 SKIP code
8822.7 Four corner code
1-20-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7c21 Unicode hex code

便

9 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
convenience, facility, excrement, feces, letter, chance
Kun:
たよ.り
On:
ベンビン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
729 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 便 【ベン】 convenience, service, facility, accommodation, excreta (esp. faeces), excrement, stool
  • 便宜 【ベンギ】 convenience, accommodation, advantage, benefit, expediency
  • 利便 【リベン】 convenience
  • 大便 【ダイベン】 feces, excrement, stool
  • 便 【ビン】 flight (e.g. airline flight), trip (e.g. train trip), service, mail, post, letter, opportunity, chance
  • 便宜 【ベンギ】 convenience, accommodation, advantage, benefit, expediency
  • 穏便 【オンビン】 gentle, peaceable, amicable, quiet, without fuss, simply
  • 増便 【ゾウビン】 increase in the number of flights

Kun reading compounds

  • 便り 【たより】 news, tidings, information, correspondence, letter
  • 便りがないのはよい便り 【たよりがないのはよいたより】 no news is good news

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bian4, pian2
Korean:
pyeon, byeon

Spanish

  • conveniencia
  • excremento
  • noticias
  • correspondencia
  • carta

Portuguese

  • conveniência

French

  • commodité
  • courrier
  • vol (avion)
  • nouvelles
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
610 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
582 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
578 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
450 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
265 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
118 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
330 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
330 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
227 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
101 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
105 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
75 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1000 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
659 Morohashi
95 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
219 New Nelson (John Haig)
991 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1066 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
533 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2166 2001 Kanji
2a7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2124.6 Four corner code
1-42-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fbf Unicode hex code