4 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 4th grade
JLPT exam level N3

lack, gap, fail, yawning radical (no. 76)

Kun'yomi
  • to chip, to be chipped, to break (off)
  • to chip, to nick, to break
On'yomi
  • lack, deficiency, vacancy
  • ケン

Main Radical

(KanXi)

Character Breakdown

lack, gap, fail
か.ける ケツ ケン (4th, N3)
knife, wrapping enclosure(勹) variant
person
ひと ジン ニン (1st, N5)

References

Unicode hex code 6B20
JIS X 0208 1-23-71
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2412
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2928
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1987
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2481
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1255
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 1721
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 466
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 505
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 968
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 713
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 15991
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 471
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 383
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 384
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 597
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 647
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 496
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 442
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 659
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1119
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 477
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4j0.1
Four corner code 2780.2
De Roo Code 2562