7 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 8th grade
JLPT exam level N1

liver, pluck, nerve, chutzpah

  • liver ②courage ③crux
  • カン

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

カン 61.1%
きも 38.9%

Character Breakdown

liver, pluck, nerve
カン きも (8th, N1)
month, moon
つき ゲツ ガツ (1st, N5)
dry, parch, ebb
ひ.る カン ほ.す (6th, N2)

Common Words

liver ②courage ③crux
test of courage (e.g. at a frightening place such as a graveyard)
extremely important
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Unicode hex code 809D
JIS X 0208 1-20-46
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1107
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1664
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4b3.2
Four corner code 7124.0
De Roo Code 3955