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

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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:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
Kun:
い.るかなめ
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
106 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 要 【ヨウ】 cornerstone, main point, keystone, requirement, need, necessary, required
  • 要因 【ヨウイン】 main cause, primary factor
  • 所要 【ショヨウ】 required, needed, necessary
  • 法要 【ホウヨウ】 Buddhist memorial service

Kun reading compounds

  • 要る 【いる】 to be needed, to be wanted
  • 要 【かなめ】 pivot, vital point, cornerstone, keystone, Japanese photinia
  • 要石 【かなめいし】 keystone

Readings

Japanese names:
とし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yao4, yao1
Korean:
yo

Spanish

  • necesidad
  • punto central
  • esencia
  • necesitar

Portuguese

  • necessidade
  • ponto principal
  • essência
  • pivô
  • chave para

French

  • besoin
  • point principal
  • pivot
  • essentiel
  • point clef
729 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
623 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
593 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
117 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4274 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
262 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
887 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1218 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.16 Japanese for Busy People
419 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
425 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
424 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1639 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1683 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1618 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34768P Morohashi
2635 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1604 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1730 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
536 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3269 2001 Kanji
3e6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
1040.4 Four corner code
1-45-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8981 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
step
Parts:
gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit, advantage, benefit
Kun:
え.るう.る
On:
トク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
175 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 得 【トク】 profit, advantage, benefit, gain, rebirth in paradise, entering nirvana
  • 得意 【トクイ】 satisfaction, pride, triumph, elation, one's strong point, one's forte, one's specialty, regular customer, regular client, patron
  • 拾得 【シュウトク】 finding (lost property), picking up
  • 体得 【タイトク】 mastery, learning through experience, realization, realisation, comprehension

Kun reading compounds

  • 得る 【える】 to get, to earn, to acquire, to procure, to gain, to secure, to attain, to obtain, to win, to understand, to comprehend, to receive something undesirable (e.g. a punishment), to get (ill), to be able to ..., can ...
  • 得る 【うる】 to be able to ..., can ..., to get, to acquire, to obtain, to procure, to earn, to win, to gain, to secure, to attain
  • 得撫草 【うるっぷそう】 weaselsnout (Lagotis glauca)

Readings

Japanese names:
あつ、 てろ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
de2, de5, dei3
Korean:
deug

Spanish

  • ventaja
  • beneficio
  • provecho
  • conseguir
  • obtener

Portuguese

  • ganho
  • obtem
  • achado
  • ganhar
  • adquirir
  • poder
  • capacidade
  • lucro
  • vantagem
  • benefício

French

  • obtenir
  • gain
  • gagner
  • trouver
  • acquérir
  • pouvoir
  • profit
  • avantage
  • bénéfice
850 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
587 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
761 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
358 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1622 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
340 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
523 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1299 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
374 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
375 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
643 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
631 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
577 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
351 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
435 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
885 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10137 Morohashi
477 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1755 New Nelson (John Haig)
876 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
941 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
167 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
574 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2048 2001 Kanji
3i8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
2624.1 Four corner code
1-38-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f97 Unicode hex code