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

oversee, official, govt office, rule, administer

  • カン
  • けん

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

けん 77.9%
カン 22.1%

Character Breakdown

oversee, official, govt office
けん カン (7th, N1)
bend down, bow, lie prostrate
ガ ふ.せる ふせ.る (Kentei Pre-1)
retainer, subject
シン とみ おみ (4th, N2)
ひと ニン ジン (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
dish, a helping, plate
さら ベイ (3rd, N2)

Contained In


Common Words

special Nara-period administrative division for areas containing a detached palace (Yoshino and Izumi) ②secretary
supervision ②director
Superintendent General of the Metropolitan Police
inspector (of the Dazaifu)
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Unicode hex code 76E3
JIS X 0208 1-20-38
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 3121
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3901
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2852
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3535
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O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1460
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 23032
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1111
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1663
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1777
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1556
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1782
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 925
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1374
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1465
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 5h10.1
Four corner code 7810.7
De Roo Code 3474