12 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 5th grade
JLPT exam level N1

examination, investigate

  • しらべる
  • ケン

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

Character Breakdown

examination, investigate
ケン しら.べる (5th, N1)
tree, wood
き こ- モク (1st, N5)
to assemble. to gather together
シュウ あつまる
ニン ひと ジン (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
center, middle
オウ あきら え (3rd, N2)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
large, big
ダイ おお- うふ (1st, N5)


Unicode hex code 691C
JIS X 0208 1-24-1
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2304
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2752
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 986
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 15065P
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 531
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 540
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Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 638
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 792
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1689
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4a8.28
Four corner code 4893.6
De Roo Code 1863