1600-Jouyou-kanji “能” Stroke Order and Meanings

“Skill” or “Efficiency” in Japanese kanji, and the Stroke Order and Meanings of Kanji “能”

Japanese Jouyou-kanji “能” means “Noh (play)”, “Ability” or “Be capable of” etc.

Jouyou Kanji "能"

Jouyou Kanji “能”

Jouyou Kanji "能" Stroke Order

Jouyou Kanji “能” Stroke Order

Stroke # 10 Strokes
On-Yomi のう(nou)
Kun-Yomi あた(う)(ata(u))
Meanings Able, Can, Be capable of
Ability, Capacity, Capable
Effect, Efficiency
Skill, Performance
Noh (play)–(Japanese Noh play)

Kanji words which contain Kanji “能”, and their meanings

Words Meanings
能ある鷹は爪を隠す(のうあるたかはつめをかくす-no u a ru ta ka wa tsu me wo ka ku su) A wise man keeps some of his talents in reserve, One shouldn’t show off, The person who knows most often says least, A skilled hawk hides its talons
能書き(のうがき-no u ga ki) ① Advertising the excellence of one’s wares, Boasting, Self-advertisement, Puffing advertisement, ② Description of the virtues of a drug
能楽(のうがく-no u ga ku) Noh play
能狂言(のうきょうげん-no u kyo u ge n) Noh farce, Noh interlude, Noh comedy
能士(のうし-no u shi) Talented person
能事(のうじ-no u ji) One’s work to be done, One’s business
能書(のうしょ-no u sho) Chirography, Calligraphy, Penmanship, Excellent calligraphy, Talented calligrapher
能動(のうどう-no u do u) Active
能無し(のうなし-no u na shi) Worthless fellow, Incompetence, A good‐for‐nothing, No-talent, Dimwit
能筆(のうひつ-no u hi tsu) Skillful writing, Skillful penmanship
能文(のうぶん-no u bu n) Skilled in writing, Able writer, Good writer
能弁(のうべん-no u be n) Eloquence, Oratory
能面(のうめん- no u me n) Noh‐mask
能役者(のうやくしゃ-no u ya ku sha) Noh actor, noh player
能吏(のうり-no u ri) Able officer, Capable official, Competent official
能率(のうりつ-no u ri tsu) Efficiency


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