Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
precipitous, inaccessible place, impregnable position, steep place, sharp eyes
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
707 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 険 【ケン】 steepness, steep place, harsh (look), sharp (tongue)
  • 険悪 【ケンアク】 dangerous, perilous, threatening, stormy, volatile, tense, critical, serious, stern (expression), hostile (attitude), sharp, harsh
  • 冒険 【ボウケン】 adventure, venture, venture which is unlikely to succeed, risky attempt, danger, hazard, risk
  • 探検 【タンケン】 exploration, expedition

Kun reading compounds

  • 険しい 【けわしい】 precipitous, rugged, inaccessible, impregnable, steep, grim, severe, stern
  • 険しい山 【けわしいやま】 steep mountain, craggy mountain

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian3
Korean:
heom

Spanish

  • escarpado
  • inaccesible
  • peligroso
  • difícil

Portuguese

  • íngreme
  • lugar inacessível
  • posição inexpugnável
  • lugar escarpado
  • olhos agudos

French

  • à pic
  • escarpé
  • raide
  • lieu inaccessible
  • position imprenable
  • regard aiguisé
770 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
689 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
662 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
616 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5000 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
356 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
988 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1308 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
533 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
542 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
790 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
736 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
658 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
398 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
495 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1688 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41721P Morohashi
542 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1672 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1802 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
731 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3663 2001 Kanji
2d8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
7823.6 Four corner code
1-24-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
967a Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
thwart, separate from, prevent, obstruct, deter, impede
Kun:
はば.む
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1280 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 阻止 【ソシ】 obstruction, check, hindrance, prevention, impediment, interdiction, preemption, blocking
  • 阻害 【ソガイ】 obstruction, inhibition
  • 悪阻 【ツワリ】 morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum
  • 妊娠悪阻 【ニンシンオソ】 hyperemesis gravidarum, HG, severe morning sickness

Kun reading compounds

  • 阻む 【はばむ】 to keep someone from doing, to stop, to prevent, to check, to hinder, to obstruct, to oppose, to thwart

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zu3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • escarpado
  • separar
  • obstruir
  • disuadir
  • impedir

Portuguese

  • demover
  • separar de
  • previnir
  • obstruir
  • deter
  • impedir

French

  • faire obstacle
  • obstruer
  • contrarier
  • séparer
  • dissuader
  • empêcher
1505 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1377 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4984 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1767 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1866 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1085 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1135 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1519 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
726 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
411 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
308 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1796 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41593 Morohashi
348 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6434 New Nelson (John Haig)
1780 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1919 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1221 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3673 2001 Kanji
2d5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-2-5 SKIP code
7721.0 Four corner code
1-33-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
963b Unicode hex code