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READING  ネン
MEANING  thought
JLPT level N3 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
ざんねん
deplorable, bad luck, regret, disappointment
けねん
worry, fear, anxiety, concern
きねんび
holiday, anniversary, memorial day
かんねん
idea, notion, conception, sense (e.g. of duty), resignation, preparedness, acceptance, observation and contemplation
せんねん
absorption, give undivided attention, devote oneself to
 
Example sentences
残念
今日、日本の若者達が自国の伝統文化にほとんど興味を示さない事は残念である。
It is regrettable that young Japanese today should show little interest in the traditional culture of their country.
懸念
私はハリウッド映画の商業主義に懸念を抱かずにはいられない。
I cannot help but be concerned about the commercialism of Hollywood movies.
記念日
学生は創立記念日で休みだ。
Students have a holiday on Foundation Day.
観念
この緊急な事態において、人事や制度を改革し、清新な雰囲気と新しい観念を、われわれの組織の中に注入する以外に方策はない。
We have no other alternative but to swap horses midstream and inject a fresh atmosphere and new ideas into our organization.
 
肉は桃色をしているといったことについてのすべての慨世観念や先入観。
All the accepted notions and prejudices about flesh being pink.
 
年をとるほど、ますます固定観念にとらわれるものです。
The older you grow, the more you tend to adhere to fixed ideas.
専念
私は受験勉強に専念するつもりです。
I will devote myself to studying for entrance examinations.
 
Lookalikes
 
コン、キン、いま 
now
 
ガン、ふく-む、ふく-める 
include
 
ギン 
versify
 
キン、こと 
harp
 
ネン 
twist