堅 (strict) kanji
Strict
This kanji has 12 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 8.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:strict, hard, solid, tough, tight, reliable
On reading:ケン
ken
Kun reading:かた-い、-がた-い
kata-i, -gata-i

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堅実
けんじつ
steady, solid, sound
義理堅い
ぎりがたい
have a strong sense of obligation (gratitude, duties)
堅気になる
かたぎになる
live earnestly, leave from gangland, quit committing crime
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