Kana: ケン、かしこ.い
Romaji: ken, kashiko.i

Name Readings

Kana: かた、さか、さと、さとし、たか、たて、のり、まこと、まさ、まさる
Romaji: kata, saka, sato, satoshi, taka, tate, nori, makoto, masa, masaru


intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  16
Radical Number:  154
Frequency:  1159
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  2-9-7
Korean Reading:  hyeon
Chinese Reading:  xian2
Unicode:  8ce2
JIS:  382D


Halpern Index: 2839
Nelson Index: 4517
New Nelson Index: 5816
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 7b9.2
Four Corner Index: 7780.6
Guide to Remembering Index: 1221
Gakken Index: 1488
Japanese Names Index: 2579
Daikanwanjiten Index: 36822
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 10.0777
Remembering the kanji Index: 852
Kanji Flashcards Index: 931
Kodansha Compact Index: 1740
Kanji in Context Index: 1227
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1817
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2472
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 860
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 915
Essential Kanji Index: 1072
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3518
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3461
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1855


yours sincerely (used to sign off on letters); respectfully yours
賢者 (けんじゃ、けんしゃ)
wise man; wise woman; sage
賢人 (けんじん)
wise man
sakaki (species of evergreen sacred to Shinto, Cleyera japonica); evergreen (esp. one planted or used at a shrine)
賢夫人 (けんぷじん)
wise wife
intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue
賢い (かしこい)
wise; clever; smart
賢明 (けんめい)
wisdom; intelligence; prudence
賢哲 (けんてつ)
wise man
賢母 (けんぼ)
wise mother
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