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Kanji Details for 堅

Strokes count

Strokes: 12



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strict, hard, solid, tough, tight, reliable
  • ケン
  • かた.い
  • -がた.い

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 固める, 堅める

    to harden; to freeze; to strengthen; to solidify; to make (a fist); to tramp down (snow, dirt)

    to put together; to collect; to gather; to consolidate

    to make secure; to stabilize; to settle down; to strengthen (belief, resolution, etc.); to establish (evidence)

    to fortify; to reinforce; to support

    to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.)

    to swear; to resolutely vow; to sincerely promise

    to tie tightly; to fasten

    to hold a bow fully drawn

  • 中堅

    main body (of troops)

    nucleus; backbone; mainstay; key figure

    center field; centre field; center fielder; centre fielder

    athlete competing in the middle-number match in a team competition, i.e. second in 3-on-3, third in 5-on-5 (kendo, judo, etc.)

  • 堅持

    holding on to; sticking to