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堪 means 'endure'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1740   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 20 words   Used in 35 words   Used in 39 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カン
Kun
   える to endure, withstand
On    タン
Kun    たま   こたえる   こらえる to endure, withstand
Explore two interrelated on-yomi and four stunningly similar kun-yomi for 堪. These readings enable you to say, “I can’t take this anymore,” “Let’s hang in there till help comes,” “The cottage will not withstand strong winds,” “I’m dying to see her,” and much more. Find out how the rhetorical question “How can I put up with it if I lose?!” really conveys the bold statement “I will never lose.”
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 堪
⿰   ground; earth   excessive  
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 intuition  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 堪 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 堪 is used 34 times, read 6 ways.
カン : 6 words FIND ALL
1. proficient; skillful  (see also: 堪能; this meaning is restricted to form 堪能)
2. patience; perseverance; fortitude  (orig. meaning; Buddhist term)
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タン : 3 words FIND ALL
1. proficient; skillful  (see also: 堪能)
2. enjoying; satisfaction; satiation; having one's fill (of)
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える : 11 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
1. to bear; to stand; to endure; to put up with
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
2. to support; to withstand; to resist; to brave
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たま : 9 words FIND ALL
expression, 'i' adjective
1. intolerable; unbearable; unendurable  (often written with kana only)
2. irresistible; tremendous; out of this world  (often written with kana only)
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こたえる : 3 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to hold out (e.g. against pressure); to withstand; to endure
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こらえる : 2 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
1. to bear; to stand; to endure; to put up with  (see also: 耐える; often written with kana only)
ichidan verb, transitive verb
2. to restrain; to control; to keep a check on  (often written with kana only)
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カン   たえる to endure, withstand   
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ジン   はなはだしい excessive, severe   はなは immensely, greatly   
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カン   あま sweet, indulgent   あまえる to behave like a spoiled child   あまやかす to pamper   
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廿
twenty; 20   にじゅう twenty   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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stick   
ヒツ   ひき counter for animals   
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legs
side open box
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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