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Random JLPT Level 3 (old system) Kanji  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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take up
Bushu (Radical) Info:
又 (また) – furthermore
耳 (みみ) – ear
Henshall Mnemonic: hand takes control of ear
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #122 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • る   [とる]
    (v5r) to take; to pick up; to harvest; to earn; to choose   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • える   [とりかえる]
    (v1) to exchange; to replace   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • げる   [とりあげる]
    (v1) to take up; to pick up; to disqualify; to confiscate; to deprive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れる   [とれる]
    (v1) to come off; to be taken off; to be removed; to be obtained; to leave; to come out (e.g. photo); to be interpreted   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [うけとる]
    (v5r) to receive; to get; to accept; to take; to interpret; to understand   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [うけとり]
    (n) receipt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [とりだす]
    (v5s) to take out; to produce; to pick out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [とりけす]
    (v5s) to cancel   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かきとり]
    (n) dictation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れる   [とりいれる]
    (v1) to harvest; to take in; to adopt   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [しゅざい]
    (n,vs) collecting data (e.g. for a newspaper article); covering an event   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ききとり]
    (n) listening comprehension   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [とりしまり]
    (n) control; management; supervision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ひきとる]
    (v5r) to take charge of; to take over; to retire to a private place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とって]
    (n) handle; grip; knob   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [かきとり]
    (n) dictation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [とりあつかい]
    (n) treatment; service; handling; management   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [かきとる]
    (v5r) to write down; to take dictation; to take notes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [とりあつかう]
    (v5u) to treat; to handle; to deal in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [とりまく]
    (v5k) to surround; to circle; to enclose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • えず   [とりあえず]
    (adv,n) at once; first of all; for the time being   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • せる   [とりよせる]
    (v1) to order; to send away for   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [のっとる]
    (v5r) to capture; to occupy; to usurp   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぐ   [とりつぐ]
    (v5g) to act as an agent for; to announce (someone); to convey (a message)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [とりのぞく]
    (v5k) to remove; to take away; to set apart   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • り   [あしどり]
    (n) gait; manner of walking (swimming)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • め   [とりきめ]
    (n) decision; agreement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんしゅ]
    (n,vs) earning the first (runs); preoccupation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりつぎ]
    (n) agency; commission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [さきどり]
    (n,vs) receiving in advance; taking before others   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅしゃ]
    (n) choice; option; rejection or adoption   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [きどる]
    (v5r) to affect; to put on airs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [とりけし]
    (n) cancellation; cancel (CAN)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • げる   [とりあげる]
    (v1) to take up; to pick up; to disqualify; to confiscate; to deprive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [てとり]
    (n) talented sumo wrestler; good at manipulating (others)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅすい]
    (n,vs) drawing water from river or lake   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [よこどり]
    (n) usurpation; snatching; seizure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくしゅ]
    (n,vs) exploitation; squeezing; sweating   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ききとる]
    (v5r) to catch (a person's words); to follow; to understand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 調べ   [とりしらべ]
    (n) investigation (e.g. by police or prosecutors); examination; inquiry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうどり]
    (n) (bank) president   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まり   [とりしまり]
    (n) control; management; supervision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりしまりほう]
    control law   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりしまりやく]
    (n) company director; board member   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりしまりやくかい]
    (n) (1) board of directors; (2) board of directors' meeting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [うけとり]
    (n) receipt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅとく]
    (n,vs) acquisition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけとりにん]
    (n) recipient   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうとりい]
    (n) (abbr) Fair Trade Commission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [かりとる]
    (v5r) to mow; to reap; to harvest   [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.