Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
affinity, relation, connection, edge, border, verge, brink
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1291 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 縁 【エン】 fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together), relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection, family ties, affinity, opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship), pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes), narrow open-air veranda
  • 縁起 【エンギ】 omen, sign of luck, origin, history, causation, dependent arising, doctrine that everything has a cause and there is nothing that arises out of nothing
  • 遠縁 【トオエン】 distant relative
  • 内縁 【ナイエン】 de facto marriage, common-law marriage

Kun reading compounds

  • 縁 【ふち】 rim, brim, edge, brink
  • 縁石 【えんせき】 curb (stone), kerb
  • 盆の縁 【ぼんのふち】 edge of a tray
  • 縁取る 【ふちどる】 to (add a) border or fringe
  • 縁 【ゆかり】 connection (to a person, place, etc.), relation, affinity
  • 縁の色 【ゆかりのいろ】 violet
  • 縁 【よすが】 something to rely on, aid, clue, way, means, someone to rely on, relative, reminder, memento
  • 縁 【へり】 edge (of a river, woods, etc.), shoulder (of a road), rim, brim, hem, margin, fringe, selvage, fabric border (of a tatami mat, etc.), edging
  • 縁石 【えんせき】 curb (stone), kerb
  • 縁 【えん】 fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together), relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection, family ties, affinity, opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship), pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes), narrow open-air veranda

Readings

Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
yeon, dan

Spanish

  • afinidad
  • relación
  • conexión
  • borde
  • frontera
  • margen

Portuguese

  • afinidade
  • relação
  • conexão
  • margem
  • borda
  • limite
  • extremidade

French

  • affinité
  • relation
  • karma
  • rapport
  • bord
  • bordure
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