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Kanji Information Sheet for 権  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

stroke order illustration  
English:
authority
power
rights
On-Yomi:
ケン
ゴン
Kun-Yomi:
おもり
かり
はか.る
Bushu (Radical) Info: 木 (き) – tree
Henshall Mnemonic: crested bird had right to balance in tree
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #156 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [きけん]
    (n,vs) abstain from voting; renunciation of a right   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けん]
    (n,n-suf) authority; the right (to do something)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんい]
    (n) authority; power; influence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんげん]
    (n) power; authority; jurisdiction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんりょく]
    (n) (political) power; authority; influence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅけん]
    (n) sovereignty; supremacy; dominion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいけん]
    (n) (political) administration; political power   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とっけん]
    (n) privilege; special right   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [えっけん]
    (adj-no,n) going beyond authority; unauthorized   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きとくけん]
    (n) vested rights   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょひけん]
    (n) right of veto   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうけん]
    (n) power of the state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんけん]
    (n) power of money; financial influence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんえき]
    (n) (one's) interests   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうみんけん]
    (n) civil rights; franchise; citizenship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こっけん]
    (n) power of the state; national sovereignty; sovereign rights   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいけん]
    (n) credit; claim   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんけん]
    (n) the three powers of government (legislative, executive and judicial)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんせいけん]
    (n) suffrage; franchise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しみんけん]
    (n) citizenship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じちけん]
    (n) autonomy; right of self-government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっけん]
    (n) real power   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅどうけん]
    (n) hegemony; leadership; initiative   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょゆうけん]
    (n) ownership; dominion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょっけん]
    (n) authority; commission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんけん]
    (n) human rights; civil liberties   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんけんようご]
    (n) protection of human rights   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいきゅうけん]
    (n) claim rights   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんきょけん]
    (n) suffrage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんしゅけん]
    (n) leading; top-rank; champion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんけん]
    (n) plenipotentiary powers; full authority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちほうぶんけん]
    decentralization of power   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうおうしゅうけん]
    centralized authoritarian rule   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.