Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
liver, pluck, nerve, chutzpah
Kun:
きも
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1118 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 肝心 【カンジン】 essential, important, crucial, vital, main
  • 肝炎 【カンエン】 hepatitis
  • 肺肝 【ハイカン】 lungs and livers, depths of one's heart, innermost heart
  • 脂肪肝 【シボウカン】 fatty liver

Kun reading compounds

  • 肝 【きも】 liver, innards, courage, spirit, pluck, guts, crux, essential point, key
  • 肝に銘じる 【きもにめいじる】 to be deeply impressed, to take to heart, to engrave on one's heart, to bear in mind, to engrave in one's liver
  • 群肝 【むらぎも】 internal organs, entrails
  • あん肝 【あんきも】 monkfish liver, goosefish liver

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gan1
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • punto vital
  • hígado
  • ánimo

Portuguese

  • fígado
  • vísceras
  • nervo
  • chutzpah

French

  • foie
  • cran
  • courage
  • audace
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1-4-3 SKIP code
7124.0 Four corner code
1-20-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
809d Unicode hex code