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Bushu (Radical) Info: 石 (いし) – stone
Henshall Mnemonic: round stone at base of cliff
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #342 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [じしゃく]
    (n) magnet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せっけん]
    (n) soap   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さすが]
    (adj-na,adv,n) (uk) clever; adept; good; expectations; as one would expect   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [かせき]
    (n) fossil; petrifaction; fossilization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がんせき]
    (n) rock   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [だいりせき]
    (n) marble   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふせき]
    (n) strategic arrangement of go stones; preparation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼせき]
    (n) tombstone; gravestone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こいし]
    (n) pebble   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どせき]
    (n) earth and stones   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっせき]
    (n) one game (of go)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっせきにちょう]
    (exp,n) killing two birds with one stone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こく]
    (n) volume measure (approx. 180l, 5 bushels, 10 cub. ft.)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせき]
    (n) ore; mineral; crystal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せきえい]
    (n) quartz   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [でんじしゃく]
    (n) electromagnet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せっかい]
    (n) lime; quicklime; caustic lime   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いしがき]
    (n) stone wall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せっかん]
    (n) sarcophagus; stone coffin   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せっき]
    (n) stone implement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いしばし]
    (n) stone bridge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せきざい]
    (n) (building) stone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いしむろ]
    (n) stone hut   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんせき]
    (n) (1) minerals and rocks; metal and stone utensils; (2) epigraph   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃくじん]
    (n) stone which is worshipped; image of a god in stone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たんせき]
    (n) gallstones   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いしだん]
    (n) (flight of) stone steps   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いしあたま]
    (n) inflexible person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せきひ]
    (n) stone monument   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せきぶつ]
    (n) stone Buddhist image   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.