Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1159 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 賢 【ケン】 intelligence, genius, scholarship, virtue
  • 賢人 【ケンジン】 wise person, virtuous person, sage, unrefined sake
  • 遺賢 【イケン】 able men left out of office
  • 聖賢 【セイケン】 saints and sages

Kun reading compounds

  • 賢い 【かしこい】 wise, clever, smart

Readings

Japanese names:
かた、 さか、 さと、 さとし、 たか、 たて、 のり、 まこと、 まさ、 まさる
Chinese:
xian2
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • inteligente
  • sabio
  • ingenioso

Portuguese

  • sábio
  • inteligente
  • sabedoria
  • inteligência

French

  • intelligent
  • sage
  • sagesse
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2-9-7 SKIP code
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7780.6 Four corner code
24-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ce2 Unicode hex code