Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 8 strokes
Taught in grade 4

Search words that:
- start with 固
- end with 固
- contain 固
harden, set, clot, curdle
KUN:
  • かた.める
    kata.meru
  • かた.まる
    kata.maru
  • かた.まり
    kata.mari
  • かた.い
    kata.i
ON:
  • ko
Written with 8 strokes
Taught in grade 4
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 227 results)

adjective
1.
hard, solid, tough(esp. 固い and 堅い for wood, 硬い for metal and stone)
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
See also:砕けた (antonym)
All readings:
硬い【かたい】
固い【かたい】
堅い【かたい】
緊い【かたい】[1]
Notes:
  1. word containing irregular kanji usage

noun
1.
lump, mass, bundle, clump, clod, cluster
2.
group, crowd
3.
embodiment (of an idea, quality, feeling etc.), personification
All readings:
【かたまり】
固まり【かたまり】
塊まり【かたまり】

Godan-ru verb, intransitive verb
1.
to harden, to solidify
2.
to become firm, to become certain
3.
to gather (together), to assemble, to huddle together

noun, auxillary suru verb
1.
fixing (in place), being fixed (in place), securing, anchoring, fastening down
2.
fixing (e.g. salary, capital), keeping the same
3.
fixation (histology)(biology term)
noun
4.
user name (on an online forum like 2ch where the majority of users post anonymously)(slang, abbreviation)
5.
user of an online handle (instead of posting anonymously)(slang, abbreviation)

Ichidan verb, transitive verb
1.
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)
5.
to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.)(in the form に身をかためる)
6.
to swear, to resolutely vow, to sincerely promise
7.
to tie tightly, to fasten
8.
to hold a bow fully drawn
Other readings:
堅める【かためる】[1]
Notes:
  1. word containing irregular kanji usage

no-adjective, na-adjective
characteristic, traditional, peculiar, inherent, native, eigen-

na-adjective, noun
stubborn, obstinate, pigheaded

noun, no-adjective
solid (body), solid matter, solid-state

noun
1.
hardening, fortifying
2.
pledge, vow
3.
defense, defence, guarding

taru-adjective, to-adverb
firm, determined, resolute, conclusive
Other readings:
断乎【だんこ】
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 181 results)

くつ
あた
新しい
あい
かた
固い
Shoes are stiff when they are new

Don't eat hard foods

かれ
わた
かた
固く
あくしゅ
握手
He gave me a firm hand grasp

Please don't stand on ceremony

かのじょ
彼女
じしょく
辞職
かた
固く
けっしん
決心
She was set on quitting

Please don't boil the eggs so hard

みず
とうけつ
凍結
かた
固く
Water becomes solid when it freezes

This lid is too tight for me to open

きつえん
喫煙
けんこう
健康に
わる
悪い
かっ
確固たる
しょうこ
証拠
We have absolute proof that smoking is bad for your health

Jelly sets as it cools

かれ
彼ら
けっきょ
結局
さいしょ
最初の
けいかく
計画
しつ
固執
They have decided to stick to the original plan after all

Do you think this jelly's firm enough to eat yet

ぎゅうにゅう
牛乳
こお
凍って
The milk froze and became solid

He steeled himself against possible failure

わた
かた
固い
ゆうじょ
友情
かれ
I am bound to him by a close friendship

かのじょ
彼女
かた
固く
くちびる
けっ
決して
けつ
決意
She pressed her lips together and willed herself not to cry

かれ
彼ら
かた
固い
あくしゅ
握手
わか
別れた
They parted with a firm handshake

ぶったい
物体
たい
固体
えきたい
液体
たい
気体
そんざい
存在
Matter can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas

てつ
かた
固い
Iron is hard

かれ
義務
かた
固く
まも
守る
He is very observant of his duties