Definition of 減

  • dwindle
  • decrease
  • reduce
  • decline
  • curtail
  • get hungry


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ゲン
  • らす

Popular Words With This Kanji

削減, さくげん

cut, reduction, curtailment

減, げん


減税, げんぜい

tax reduction

減る, へる

to decrease (in size or number), to diminish, to abate

減少, げんしょう

decrease, reduction, decline

減らす, へらす

to abate, to decrease, to diminish, to shorten

減益, げんえき

decrease in profits

減速, げんそく


軽減, けいげん

abatement, reduction

激減, げきげん

dropping sharply, decreasing rapidly

This site uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence.

Study Lists

JLPT N2 Study List

This list contains all words and kanji related to the JLPT N2 test. Official word and kanji lists are not available for these tests;...

Jōyō Kanji Study List

This list contains all Kanji in the revised 2010 Jōyō Kanji list.  This is a guide to the Kanji characters by the Japanese Ministry of...

Remember The Kanji 6th Edition

This is the collection of Kanji that is provided in the 6th Edition of Remember The Kanji. This is meant to make it easy to add this list...

N3 kanji vocabulary

Vocabulary and kanji taken from Nihongo Soumatome N3 goi, kanji, grammar and drill books.Expect some overlap with N2 as until a few years ago the N3/N2...

Week 35: Joyo Kanji Challenge

From "Circumstances" to "Fathom"

Words to remember

    These are probably words I find in manga I'm reading, just so I can remember their proper spelling and all. Ten points if you can...

Join Now And Go Premium To Create Your Own Vocabulary Study Lists

Join Now

Related Practice Sheets


Week 35: Joyo Kanji Challenge

From "Circumstances" to "Fathom"

Words from のんのんびょり 1

Join And Go Premium To Create Your Own Practice Sheets

Join Now