けんken

noun:

  • strength; solidity; firmness - obscure term
  • armour; armor - obscure term

Kanji definition:

ケンKENかたkata.i~がた gata.i

strict; hard; solid; tough; tight; reliable

Strokes:
12
Radical:
土 earth
SKIP:
2-8-3
UTF:
5805
JIS208:
23-88
Nanori:
きんkin
Hangul:
견 [gyeon]
Pinyin:
jiān
Stroke order:
Alternative stroke order:
Example words:
中堅ちゅうけんchuuken
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.); / medium-level; mid-level; midsize
堅持けんじkenji
holding on to; sticking to
堅調けんちょうkenchou
firm (market); bullish; / strong (sales, economy, etc.); steady; sound
堅実けんじつkenjitsu
steady; sound; reliable; solid
堅いかたいkatai
hard; solid; tough; / stiff; tight; wooden; unpolished (e.g. writing); / strong; firm (not viscous or easily moved); / safe; steady; honest; steadfast; / obstinate; stubborn; / bookish; formal; stuffy

Partial results:

かたいkataiirr. Inflection

adjective:

  • hard; solid; tough - esp. 固い and 堅い for wood, 硬い for metal and stone
  • stiff; tight; wooden; unpolished (e.g. writing)
  • strong; firm (not viscous or easily moved)
  • safe; steady; honest; steadfast
  • obstinate; stubborn
  • bookish; formal; stuffy Antonym: 砕けた

このkononikuha固いkataiですdesune The meat is tough.

固いkataiことkoto言うiunayo You don't have to be so formal.

堅いkatai書き物kakimonoha大嫌いdaikiraida I utterly despise formal writing!

かためるkatameru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

砂利jariwoセメントSEMENTOde固めるkatameru必要hitsuyougaあるaru We need to bind gravel with cement.

気宇kiu壮大なsoudaina計画keikakumoいいiiけれどkeredoまずmazuha自分jibunno足元ashimotowo固めるkatameruことkotoからkara始めてhajimeteほしいhoshiiyo It's fine to make grandiose plans, but I'd like you to start with what you have on your plate.

基礎kisowo固めるkatameruことkotoha大切taisetsuですdesu It is important to strengthen the foundation.

けんじkenji Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • holding on to; sticking to
調けんちょうkenchou Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

けんじつkenjitsu Inflection

adjectival noun:

  • steady; sound; reliable; solid
かたさkatasa

noun:

  • firmness; hardness; stiffness; honesty
かたくるしいkatakurushiiかたぐるしいkatagurushiiirr.irr. Inflection

adjective:

  • formal; strict; ceremonious; stiff

堅苦しいkatakurushiiことkotohaぬきnukiniしましょうshimashou Let's dispense with formalities.

けんごkengo Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • solid; strong; firm

そのsonoshino防御bougyoha堅固kengoda The defenses of the city are strong.

かたぎkatagi Inflection

adjectival noun:

  • honest; respectable

noun:

  • respectable occupation (i.e. not yakuza, prostitute, etc.)
  • person in a respectable occupation
かつおkatsuoしょうぎょshougyoカツオKATSUO

noun:

  • skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); oceanic bonito; victorfish

このkonoカツオKATSUOno塩辛shiokaraha塩辛shiokaraすぎるsugiru These salted bonito guts are too salty for me.

けんしゅkenshu Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • strong defense; strong defence
けんるいkenrui

noun:

  • stronghold
けんしんkenshin

noun:

  • (Christian rite of) confirmation
けんろうkenrou Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • solid; strong; sturdy; durable; stout

建築物kenchikubutsuha現在genzaidehamukashiよりyoriずっとzutto堅牢kenrouになっているninatteiru Buildings are much stronger now than they used to be.

かたやきkatayaki

~の noun:

  • hard-baked; hard
かたむすびkatamusubi

noun:

けんにんじきゅうkenninjikyuu

noun:

  • dogged perseverance; untiring patience - four character idiom
けんざいkenzai

noun:

  • hard wood
かたぶとりkatabutori Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • solidly built person
けんぱくどういkenpakudoui

noun:

  • sophism; sophistry; quibbling - four character idiom
かたぎkatagi

noun:

  • hardwood
けんしkenshi

noun:

  • iron purpose
けんさいこるいkensaikorui

noun:

  • impregnable fortress; heavily guarded fort - four character idiom - obscure term
かたいしょうばいkataishoubai

expression / noun:

  • sound business
けんしんれいkenshinrei

noun:

  • (the Christian sacrament of) confirmation

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