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Random JLPT Level 2 (old system) Kanji  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
人 (ひと) – person
化 (カ, ケ, ば.ける, ば.かす, ふ.ける, け.する) – change; take the form of; influence; enchant; delude; -ization
个 (カ , コ, こ, ひ) – counter for articles; individual
Henshall Mnemonic: root of a person is the body
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #88 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [からだ]
    (n) (1) body; (2) health   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [だいたい]
    (n-adv,n-t) general; substantially; outline; main point   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ぜんたい]
    (n-adv,n-t) whole; entirety; whatever (is the matter)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぐたい]
    (n) concrete; tangible; material   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうたい]
    (n) natural shape; one's true colors; true character; consciousness; senses   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いったい]
    (adv,n) (1) one object; one body; (2) what on earth?; really?; (3) generally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じたい]
    (adv,n) itself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんたい]
    (n) (1) body; (2) health   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいいく]
    (n) physical education; gymnastics; athletics   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいおん]
    (n) temperature (body)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だんたい]
    (n) organization; association   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいじゅう]
    (n) one's body weight   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [じゅうたい]
    (adj-na,n) seriously ill; serious condition; critical state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ない   [もったいない]
    (adj) (uk) too good; more than one deserves; wasteful; sacrilegious; unworthy of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きたい]
    (n) vapour; gas   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [したい]
    (n) corpse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えきたい]
    (n) liquid; fluid   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんたい]
    (n) literary style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいけい]
    (n) system; organization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こたい]
    (n) an individual   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいせい]
    (n) order; system; structure; set-up; organization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいせき]
    (n) capacity; volume   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいそう]
    (n,vs) gymnastics; physical exercises; calisthenics   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [じょうたい]
    (n) upper part of the body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 調   [たいちょう]
    (n) physical condition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいちょう]
    (n) length of an animal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいとく]
    (n,vs) mastery; knack; realization; experience; comprehension   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいない]
    (n) inside the body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうたい]
    (n) body; trunk; torso   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいたい]
    (n,vs) dismantling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃたい]
    (n) body (of car); frame   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りったいてき]
    (adj-na) three-dimensional   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しにたい]
    (n) losing posture (sumo); hopeless situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいばつ]
    (n) corporal punishment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きたい]
    (n) fuselage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいたい]
    (n) organism; living body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がいかくだんたい]
    auxiliary organization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうたい]
    (adv,n) the whole; originally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんたいしゅぎ]
    totalitarianism   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちほうこうきょうだんたい]
    (n) local public body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくたい]
    (n) (1) national polity; (2) National Athletic Meet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちほうじちたい]
    (n) local self-governing body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じちたい]
    (n) self-governing body; municipality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いたい]
    (n) corpse; remains   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じったい]
    (n) substance; entity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんたい]
    (n) new style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゃくたい]
    (adj-na,n) weak (organization)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にくたいてき]
    (adj-na) corporal   [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.