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

15 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
undefiled, pure, clean, righteous, gallant
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
1595 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 廉潔 【レンケツ】 honest, incorruptible, integrity
  • 貞潔 【テイケツ】 chastity, purity

Kun reading compounds

  • 潔い 【いさぎよい】 manly, sportsmanlike, gracious, gallant, resolute, brave, pure (heart, actions, etc.), upright, blameless, unsullied (e.g. scenery or object), pure, clean

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ、 きよし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie2
Korean:
gyeol

Spanish

  • claro
  • puro
  • limpio
  • honrado
  • varonil

Portuguese

  • incorrupto
  • puro
  • limpar
  • correto
  • galanteador

French

  • viril
  • immaculé
  • pur
  • clair
  • droit
  • brave
767 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
686 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
659 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1397 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2698 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
672 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1500 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2615 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1241 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1307 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
753 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1249 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
920 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
519 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
678 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1562 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18231X Morohashi
744 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3332 New Nelson (John Haig)
1548 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1668 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
806 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
341 2001 Kanji
3a12.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-12 SKIP code
3719.3 Four corner code
1-23-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6f54 Unicode hex code