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  • on reading:
  • ケン
  • kun reading:
  • かた
  • meaning(s):
  • strict, hard, solid, tough, tight, reliable
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Compounds

Compounds

かたい hard (esp. wood); steadfast; honorable; stuffy writing
かたいことば stiff speech
かたいざいもく hard lumber
かたいおんな chaste woman
かたいしょうばい sound business
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