Kana: ケン、かた.い、-がた.い
Romaji: ken, kata.i, -gata.i

Name Reading

Kana: きん
Romaji: kin


strict, hard, solid, tough, tight, reliable

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  12
Radical Number:  32
Frequency:  1049
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  2-9-3
Korean Reading:  gyeon
Chinese Reading:  jian1
Unicode:  5805
JIS:  3778


Halpern Index: 2823
Nelson Index: 1096
New Nelson Index: 1038
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3b9.13
Four Corner Index: 7710.4
Guide to Remembering Index: 1217
Gakken Index: 914
Japanese Names Index: 1796
Daikanwanjiten Index: 5210
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 3.0204
Remembering the kanji Index: 853
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1155
Kodansha Compact Index: 356
Kanji in Context Index: 1228
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1805
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2457
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 861
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 917
Essential Kanji Index: 995
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3502
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3472
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1513


strength; solidity; firmness; armour; armor
硬い (かたい)
hard; solid; tough; stiff; tight; wooden; unpolished (e.g. writing); strong; firm (not viscous or easily moved); safe; steady; honest; steadfast; obstinate; stubborn; bookish; formal; stuffy
堅固 (けんご)
solid; strong; firm
堅持 (けんじ)
holding on to; sticking to
義理堅い (ぎりがたい)
possessed of a strong sense of duty
中堅 (ちゅうけん)
main body (of troops); nucleus; backbone; mainstay; key figure; center field; centre field; center fielder; centre fielder; athlete competing in the middle-number match in a team competition, i.e. second in 3-on-3, third in 5-on-5 (kendo, judo, etc.)
堅実 (けんじつ)
steady; sound; reliable; solid
堅牢 (けんろう)
堅物 (かたぶつ)
straight-laced or stubborn person
堅塁 (けんるい)
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