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On-yomi
ケン
ken
Kun-yomi
かた.い
kata.i
-がた.い
-gata.i
Nanori
きん
kin
Meaning strict, hard, solid, tough, tight, reliable

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堅い かたい
katai
  1. adjective hard, solid, tough
  2. stiff, tight, wooden, unpolished (e.g. writing)
  3. strong, firm (not viscous or easily moved)
  4. safe, steady, honest, steadfast
  5. obstinate, stubborn
  6. bookish, formal, stuffy
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堅さ かたさ
katasa
noun firmness, hardness, stiffness, honesty
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堅実 けんじつ
kenjitsu
na-adjective steady, sound, reliable, solid
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中堅 ちゅうけん
chuuken
  1. noun no-adjective main body (of troops)
  2. nucleus, backbone, mainstay, key figure
  3. center field, centre field, center fielder, centre fielder
  4. noun 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.)
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堅持 けんじ
kenji
noun auxillary suru verb holding on to, sticking to
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堅調 けんちょう
kenchou
na-adjective noun bullish, firm (market)
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手堅い てがたい
tegatai
adjective steady, firm, solid, secure
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堅固 けんご
kengo
na-adjective noun solid, strong, firm
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堅気 かたぎ
katagi
  1. na-adjective honest, respectable
  2. noun respectable occupation (i.e. not yakuza, prostitute, etc.)
  3. person in a respectable occupation
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堅守 けんしゅ
kenshu
noun auxillary suru verb strong defense, strong defence
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底堅い そこがたい
sokogatai
adjective stable (market) after having bottomed out
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堅苦しい かたくるしい
katakurushii
adjective formal, strict, ceremonious, stiff
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堅苦しい かたぐるしい
katagurushii
adjective formal, strict, ceremonious, stiff
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堅める かためる
katameru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to harden, to freeze, to strengthen, to solidify, to make (a fist), to tramp down (snow, dirt)
  2. to put together, to collect, to gather, to consolidate
  3. to make secure, to stabilize, to settle down, to strengthen (belief, resolution, etc.), to establish (evidence)
  4. to fortify, to reinforce, to support
  5. to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.)
  6. to swear, to resolutely vow, to sincerely promise
  7. to tie tightly, to fasten
  8. to hold a bow fully drawn
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堅魚 かつお
katsuo
noun skipjack tuna, bonito (Katsuwonus pelamis)
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堅果 けんか
kenka
noun no-adjective nut
堅城 けんじょう
kenjou
noun strong fortress
堅陣 けんじん
kenjin
noun stronghold
堅忍 けんにん
kennin
noun auxillary suru verb perseverance
堅忍不抜 けんにんふばつ
kenninfubatsu
na-adjective noun indomitable perseverance, invincible fortitude
堅物 かたぶつ
katabutsu
noun no-adjective straight-laced or stubborn person
堅塁 けんるい
kenrui
noun stronghold
堅累 けんるい
kenrui
noun stronghold
堅牢 けんろう
kenrou
na-adjective noun solid
中堅手 ちゅうけんしゅ
chuukenshu
noun center fielder, centre fielder
堅人 かたじん
katajin
noun square, trustworthy person
口堅い くちがたい
kuchigatai
adjective discreet, tight-lipped
昔堅気 むかしかたぎ
mukashikatagi
  1. noun old-fashioned way of thinking, old-fashioned spirit
  2. no-adjective na-adjective old-fashioned
物堅い ものがたい
monogatai
adjective honest, upright, faithful, reliable
堅太り かたぶとり
katabutori
na-adjective noun solidly built person
堅木 かたぎ
katagi
noun hardwood
堅信礼 けんしんれい
kenshinrei
noun (the Christian sacrament of) confirmation
堅炭 かたずみ
katazumi
noun hard charcoal
堅魚木 かつおぎ
katsuogi
noun log on the roof of a shrine set perpendicular to the ridgepole
義理堅い ぎりがたい
girigatai
adjective possessed of a strong sense of duty
堅い女 かたいおんな
kataionna
noun chaste woman
堅い言葉 かたいことば
kataikotoba
noun stiff speech
堅い材木 かたいざいもく
kataizaimoku
noun hard lumber
堅い商売 かたいしょうばい
kataishoubai
noun sound business
堅パン かたパン
katapan
noun hard biscuits, hardtack
堅材 けんざい
kenzai
noun hard wood
堅志 けんし
kenshi
noun iron purpose
けん
ken
  1. noun obscure strength, solidity, firmness
  2. obscure armour, armor
志操堅固 しそうけんご
shisoukengo
noun na-adjective being faithful to one's principles, being of firm purpose and deep commitment, constancy, true blue
要害堅固 ようがいけんご
yougaikengo
noun no-adjective (a fortress being) impregnable, unassailable
意志堅固 いしけんご
ishikengo
noun na-adjective strong determination, strong-willed, having strong will power, firmness of purpose
堅忍持久 けんにんじきゅう
kenninjikyuu
noun dogged perseverance, untiring patience
堅白同異 けんぱくどうい
kenpakudoui
noun sophism, sophistry, quibbling
堅牢堅固 けんろうけんご
kenroukengo
noun na-adjective firm and solid, stout and durable
金剛堅固 こんごうけんご
kongoukengo
noun firm and solid, sturdy and indestructible, unshakable, adamantine
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