Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 12 strokes
Taught in Junior high

Search words that:
- start with 硬
- end with 硬
- contain 硬
stiff, hard
KUN:
  • かた.い
    kata.i
ON:
  • コウ
    kou
Written with 12 strokes
Taught in Junior high
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 101 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)
Other readings:
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.
coin
2.
hard currency
See also:軟貨

na-adjective, noun
firm, strong, unbending, unyielding, uncompromising, stubborn, tough, hard-line

noun
1.
hard-liners, diehards, hawks
noun, na-adjective
2.
(young) man with traditionally masculine interests, tough boy, man's man
noun
3.
hard news, reporter who covers political and economic affairs
noun, na-adjective
4.
strait-laced type (with respect to relationships)
noun
5.
bullish traders

noun, auxillary suru verb
stiffening, rigidity, rigor, stiffness, ossification, petrification

noun, auxillary suru verb
arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries

noun
firmness, hardness, stiffness, honesty
Other readings:
固さ【かたさ】
堅さ【かたさ】

noun, no-adjective
hard (esp. of hardball, tennis, etc.)
See also:軟式

noun, auxillary suru verb
1.
hardening, vulcanization, vulcanisation, sclerosis, curing
See also:軟化 (antonym)
2.
hardening (of attitude, stance, etc.), stiffening, toughening
See also:軟化 (antonym)
3.
upturn (in the market), firming up
See also:軟化 (antonym)
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 113 results)

It is hard frozen

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

This bed is too hard to sleep in

This steak is too tough

Please don't stand on ceremony

The ice is too hard to crack

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

Boil the eggs hard

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

The meat cuts tough

いけ
かた
硬く
The pond was frozen hard

えんぴつ
鉛筆
ほん
いっぽん
一本
かた
堅く
いっぽん
一本
Here are two pencils: one is hard, and the other soft

Jelly sets as it cools

たま
かた
硬く
I hard-boiled an egg

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

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