5 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 7th grade
JLPT exam level N1

mysterious, occultness, black, deep, profound

  • くろ
  • くろ
  • ゲン
  • けん
  • はる
  • はるか

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ゲン 50.0%
けん 50.0%

Character Breakdown

mysterious, occultness, black
ゲン けん くろ (7th, N1)
kettle lid radical (no. 8)
トウ (Kentei 1)
short thread radical (no. 52)
ヨウ ちいさい (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

Black Tortoise (god said to rule over the northern heavens) ②seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the northern heavens
entrance door ②gateway (to a region, etc.)
mysterious profundity
unpolished rice
burial chamber
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Unicode hex code 7384
JIS X 0208 1-24-28
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1395
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2j3.2
Four corner code 0073.2
De Roo Code 471