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

9 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
Variants:
simple, one, single, merely
Kun:
ひとえ
On:
タン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
586 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 単 【タン】 single, simple, singles (tennis, badminton, etc.), win bet, bet which predicts the winner of a race
  • 単位 【タンイ】 unit, denomination, credit (in school), in units of (e.g. "in thousands"), in amounts of
  • 菜単 【サイタン】 menu (at a Chinese restaurant)
  • 指定単 【シテイタン】 designated money trust

Kun reading compounds

  • 一重 【ひとえ】 one layer, single layer, monopetalous, unlined kimono, single-edged eyelid, eyelid with an epicanthic fold, upper eyelid with no fold
  • 単衣 【たんい】 unlined kimono, one kimono, a single kimono
  • 十二単 【じゅうにひとえ】 twelve-layered ceremonial kimono (worn by a court lady), ajuga (Ajuga nipponensis), bugle

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dan1, chan2
Korean:
dan, seon

Spanish

  • sencillo
  • uno
  • unidad
  • sólo
  • único

Portuguese

  • Simples
  • um
  • solteiro
  • meramente

French

  • simple
  • un
  • unique
  • seulement
671 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
569 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
542 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
593 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
139 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
390 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
382 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
919A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
300 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
300 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
359 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
516 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2805 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1444 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1946 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1947 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2752 Morohashi
2256 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
620 New Nelson (John Haig)
1928 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2078 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
348 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
530 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
955 2001 Kanji
3n6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
9050.6 Four corner code
3250.6 Four corner code
1-35-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5358 Unicode hex code