Definition of 勉

  • exertion


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ベン
  • つとめる

Popular Words With This Kanji

勉強, べんきょう

study, diligence, discount, reduction

努める, 勉める, 力める, つとめる

to endeavor (endeavour), to try, to strive, to make an effort, to exert oneself, to be diligent

力む, 勉む, 努む, りきむ

to strain, to bear up, to exert one's strength, to swagger, to bluff, to boast

勤勉, 勤強, きんべん

industry, diligence

勉学, べんがく

study, pursuit of knowledge

努めて, 勉めて, つとめて

as much as possible, diligently, make an effort!, work hard!

不勉強, ふべんきょう

idleness, lack of application, lazy study habits

勉励, べんれい


黽勉, びんべん

industry, diligence

勉強に励む, べんきょうにはげむ

to work hard at one's lessons

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