Kana: ベン、ヘン、かんむり、わきま.える、わ.ける、はなびら、あらそ.う
Romaji: ben, hen, kanmuri, wakima.eru, wa.keru, hanabira, araso.u

Name Reading

Romaji: be


valve, petal, braid, speech, dialect, discrimination, dispose of, distinguish, conical cap

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  5
Radical Number:  28
Frequency:  619
Grade:  5
Skip Pattern:  2-2-3
Korean Reading:  ban
Chinese Reading:  bian4
Unicode:  5f01
JIS:  4A5B


Halpern Index: 2004
Nelson Index: 846
New Nelson Index: 1663
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 0a5.30
Four Corner Index: 2344.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 786
Gakken Index: 793
Japanese Names Index: 275
Daikanwanjiten Index: 9588
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 4.0664
Remembering the kanji Index: 742
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1265
Kodansha Compact Index: 262
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 807
Kanji in Context Index: 1116
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1264
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1730
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 750
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 803
Essential Kanji Index: 513
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2497
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2755
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 715
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 654


speech; tongue; talk; eloquence; dialect; brogue; accent; bento; Japanese box lunch; petal; valve; Oversight Department; division of the daijokan under the ritsuryo system responsible for controlling central and provincial governmental offices
弁当 (べんとう)
bento; Japanese box lunch
合弁 (ごうべん)
joint management; pool
駅弁 (えきべん)
boxed lunch bought at a station (often a local specialty); variety of sexual position
弁慶 (べんけい)
strong person; person putting on a brave front; bamboo tube with holes drilled in it (used as a stand for kitchen utensils, fans, etc.); checks; plaid; checked pattern
弁護士 (べんごし)
lawyer; attorney
弁護 (べんご)
defense; defence; pleading; advocacy
弁天 (べんてん)
Benten (goddess of arts and wisdom)
花弁 (はなびら、かべん)
(flower) petal
弁論 (べんろん)
discussion; debate; argument
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