険 means 'steep'

Animation / stroke order not available.
LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Strokes : 11    Frequency: 677   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-16    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 209 words   Used in 71 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   けわしい steep
险 (Chinese)     
⿰   () group   unanimous  
Explore these components visually on The Kanji Map ⇗
LOG IN to view kanji mastery data
LOG IN to view your flashcards
In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 険 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 険 is used 205 times, read 2 ways.
ケン : 196 words FIND ALL
insurance; guarantee
(click the word for examples and links)
けわしい : 9 words FIND ALL
1. precipitous; rugged; inaccessible; impregnable; steep
2. grim; severe; stern
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
An additional 4 less common words include 険 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 689 (originally: 662)  Joy o' Kanji : 662  Key to Kanji: 282 

Cascading kanji view

ケン   けわしい steep   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ケン    unanimous   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
オウ    centre   
assembly, gathering   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
おおざと group, community, large village   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Problem with this kanji? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points, examples), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.