Kana: カン、ケン、えら.ぶ、ふだ
Romaji: kan, ken, era.bu, fuda


simplicity, brevity

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  18
Radical Number:  118
Frequency:  983
Grade:  6
Skip Pattern:  2-6-12
Korean Reading:  gan
Chinese Reading:  jian3
Unicode:  7c21
JIS:  344A


Halpern Index: 2721
Nelson Index: 3444
New Nelson Index: 4358
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 6f12.5
Four Corner Index: 8822.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 829
Gakken Index: 870
Japanese Names Index: 2788
Daikanwanjiten Index: 26520P
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 8.0854
Remembering the kanji Index: 1621
Kanji Flashcards Index: 802
Kodansha Compact Index: 1490
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 843
Kanji in Context Index: 358
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1746
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2374
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1635
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1749
Essential Kanji Index: 1103
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3380
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2378
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1002


brevity; simplicity
簡易 (かんい)
simplicity; convenience; easiness; quasi-
書簡 (しょかん)
letter; note; epistle; correspondence
簡略 (かんりゃく)
simple; simplicity; brief; brevity
簡便 (かんべん)
handy; simple and easy
ticket; token; check; receipt; label; tag; sign; card; plate; playing card; charm; talisman; slips of paper posted on shrine pillars by pilgrims
簡単 (かんたん)
simple; easy; uncomplicated; brief; quick; light
簡素 (かんそ)
simplicity; plain
簡潔 (かんけつ)
brevity; conciseness; simplicity
木簡 (もっかん、もくかん)
narrow, long, and thin pieces of wood strung together that were used to write on in ancient times
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