Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
silk
Kun:
きぬ
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1916 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 絹糸 【ケンシ】 silk thread
  • 絹布 【ケンプ】 silk, silk cloth
  • 正絹 【ショウケン】 pure silk
  • 素絹 【ソケン】 coarse silk

Kun reading compounds

  • 絹 【きぬ】 silk
  • 絹糸 【けんし】 silk thread
  • 白絹 【しらぎぬ】 white silk

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
juan4
Korean:
gyeon

Spanish

  • seda

Portuguese

  • seda

French

  • soie
772 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
861 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
664 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1010 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3543 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
658 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1632 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2330 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1261 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1333 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
880 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1538 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1721 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
920 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1243 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1380 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27470 Morohashi
1361 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4499 New Nelson (John Haig)
1368 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1468 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
957 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2746 2001 Kanji
6a7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-7 SKIP code
2692.7 Four corner code
1-24-8 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d79 Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
shrink, contract, shrivel, wrinkle, reduce
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
909 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 縮 【シュク】 wearing armour (armor), counter for suits of armour
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment, cut, cutback, scaling down
  • 圧縮 【アッシュク】 compression, condensing, shortening, summarizing, compression (of data)
  • 短縮 【タンシュク】 shortening, contraction, reduction, curtailment, abbreviation

Kun reading compounds

  • 縮む 【ちぢむ】 to shrink, to contract, to diminish (in size)
  • 縮まる 【ちぢまる】 to shorten, to narrow, to close, to shrink
  • 縮める 【ちぢめる】 to shorten, to reduce, to condense, to shrink, to crumple (fabric), to wrinkle, to make (one's body) smaller, to draw in (one's legs), to duck (one's head)
  • 縮れる 【ちぢれる】 to be wavy, to be curled, to be frizzled
  • 縮らす 【ちぢらす】 to curl, to crimp

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suo1, su4
Korean:
chug

Spanish

  • acortar
  • reducir
  • restringir
  • encoger
  • contraerse
  • estar rizado
  • rizar

Portuguese

  • encolher
  • contrair
  • enrugar
  • ruga
  • reduzir

French

  • rétrécir
  • contracter
  • raccourcir
  • friser
  • réduire
904 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
893 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
924 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3608 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1142 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1646 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2813 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1162 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
884 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1558 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1790 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1348 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27815 Morohashi
1414 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1336 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1434 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
999 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2778 2001 Kanji
6a11.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-11 SKIP code
2396.1 Four corner code
1-29-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e2e Unicode hex code