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English: lack gap fail On-Yomi: ケツ ケン Kun-Yomi: か.ける か.く あくび
Bushu (Radical) Info: 欠 (あくび) – gap
Henshall Mnemonic: person with gaping mouth lacks dignity
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4 Frequency: #860 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji: Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it. Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC. Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).
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JLPT N3 Words 欠ける [かける] (v1) to be lacking [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 陥 [けっかん] (n) defect; fault; deficiency [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 席 [けっせき] (n,vs) absence; non-attendance [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 点 [けってん] (n) faults; defect; weakness [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N2 Words 欠 伸 [あくび] (n) yawn; yawning (and stretching) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 欠く [かく] (v5k) to lack; to break; to crack; to chip [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 乏 [けつぼう] (n) want; shortage; famine [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 不 可 欠 [ふかけつ] (adj-na,n) indispensable; essential [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 欠 [けつ] (n) lack; deficiency; vacancy [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠かす [かかす] (v5s) to miss (doing); to fail (to do) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠けら [かけら] (n) fragment; broken pieces; splinter [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 員 [けついん] (n) vacancy; vacant position [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 場 [けつじょう] (n,vs) absence; not taking part [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 損 [けっそん] (n) deficit; shortage; loss; damage [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 欠 如 [けつじょ] (n,vs) lack; privation; deficiency [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 出 欠 [しゅっけつ] (n) presence or absence [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 補 欠 [ほけつ] (n,vs) filling a vacancy [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]