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賢 means 'wise'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 1487   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 52    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 24 words   Used in 49 words   Used in 632 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ケン
Kun
   かしこ wise
Kun    さかしい sagacious, intelligent
Name    かた   さか   さと   さとし   たか   たて   のり   まこと   まさ   まさる
⿱   hard   shellfish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 賢 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 賢 is used 49 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
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ケン : 34 words FIND ALL
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wisdom; intelligence; prudence
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ケン (read as げん) : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
Samantabhadra (Bodhisattva); Fugen; Puxian
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かしこ : 4 words FIND ALL
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wise; clever; smart
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さかしい : 4 words FIND ALL
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sagacious; intelligent  (often written with kana only)
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かしこ (read as がしこ) : 2 words FIND ALL
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devious; cunning; sly; crafty
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さかしい (read as ざか) : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: こざかしい
clever; shrewd; crafty; cunning; pretentious; impertinent; insolent
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Henshall: 1221  Joy o' Kanji : 1221  Key to Kanji:

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ケン   かしこ wise   
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かた hard   
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シン   ジン    subject, retainer   
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また again   
かい shellfish   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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