Japanese Learning

N2 Kanji 202:賢

Meaning

In Japanese,賢 means “smart”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:かしこ
Onyomi:けん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
賢(かしこ)い→smart

Onyomi:

賢明(けんめい)→smart

Origin:

You can see a man surrendered and a fist.
You are smart when you surrender if you think you can’t win, and fight when you think you can win.
So 賢 means “smart”.

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.

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