8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 7th grade
JLPT exam level N2


  • shoulder
  • ケン

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

かた 97.9%
ケン 2.1%

Character Breakdown

かた ケン (7th, N2)
door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63)
と コ へ (2nd, N2)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
corpse, remains, flag radical (no. 44)
シ かたしろ (Kentei 1)
month, moon
つき ゲツ ガツ (1st, N5)

Common Words

title (e.g. Doctor, Professor, Lord)
giving someone a ride on one's shoulders ②shoulder wheel (judo)
right shoulder
taking over another's debt
shoulders ②honor
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Unicode hex code 80A9
JIS X 0208 1-24-10
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1820
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 4776
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1947
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2446
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Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 1158
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O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1215
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 29299X
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1264
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1337
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 841
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1190
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1084
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1014
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1086
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4m4.1
Four corner code 3022.7
De Roo Code 3046