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Random JLPT Level 1 (old system) Kanji  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 子 (こ) – child
Henshall Mnemonic: child learning under ornate roof
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #63 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [だいがくせい]
    (n) college student   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にゅうがく]
    (n,vs) entry to school or university; matriculation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんがく]
    (n) literature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうがっこう]
    (n) junior high school; middle school; lower secondary school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いがく]
    (n) medical science; medicine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうがっこう]
    (n) primary school; elementary school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうとうがっこう]
    senior high school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すうがく]
    (n) mathematics; arithmetic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かがく]
    (n) science   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [りゅうがく]
    (n,vs) studying abroad   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かがく]
    (n) chemistry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんがく]
    (n,vs) going on to university   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がく]
    (n) learning; scholarship; erudition; knowledge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぶ   [まなぶ]
    (v5b) to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごがく]
    (n) language study   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうがくきん]
    (n) scholarship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がっき]
    (n) term (school)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つうがく]
    (n) commuting to school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうがく]
    (n) middle school; junior high school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てつがく]
    (n) philosophy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくしゃ]
    (n) scholar   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

    JLPT N1 Words

      Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

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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.