18 strokes
verification, effect, testing
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
410 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 験 【ゲン】 effect, efficacy, omen
  • 験者 【ケンザ】 mountaineering ascetic, practitioner of mountain asceticism
  • 治験 【チケン】 clinical trial
  • 筆記試験 【ヒッキシケン】 written examination
  • 験 【ゲン】 effect, efficacy, omen
  • ゲン担ぎ 【ゲンカツギ】 superstition, acting superstitiously (for good luck)
  • 霊験 【レイゲン】 miraculous efficacy, miracle, miraculous virtue

Kun reading compounds

  • 徴 【しるし】 sign, indication, omen
  • 試す 【ためす】 to try (out), to have a try (at), to test, to put to the test
  • 試し 【ためし】 trial, test


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • prueba
  • intento
  • efecto


  • verificação
  • efeito
  • teste


  • vérification
  • examen
  • effet
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404 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5220 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
355 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
282 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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532 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
541 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
793 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1920 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2306 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1192 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1628 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1999 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44835 Morohashi
1833 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6758 New Nelson (John Haig)
1980 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2134 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
385 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
635 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3463 2001 Kanji
10a8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-8 SKIP code
7833.6 Four corner code
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9a13 Unicode hex code