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Random JLPT Level N4 Kanji  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

stroke order illustration  
English:
matter
thing
fact
business
reason
possibly
On-Yomi:

Kun-Yomi:
こと
つか.う
つか.える
Bushu (Radical) Info: 亅 (はねぼう) – feathered stick barb
Henshall Mnemonic: handling ten boxes is no small thing
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #18 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [しごと]
    (adj-no,n) work; occupation; employment   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [かじ]
    (n) fire; conflagration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じこ]
    (n) accident; incident; trouble; circumstances; reasons   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむしょ]
    (n) office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょくじ]
    (n,vs) meal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいじ]
    (adj-na,n) important; valuable; serious matter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [へんじ]
    (n,vs) reply; answer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようじ]
    (n) tasks; things to do   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かじ]
    (n) housework; domestic chores   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きじ]
    (n) article; news story; report; account   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいじ]
    (n) criminal case; (police) detective   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みごと]
    (adj-na,n) splendid; magnificent; beautiful; admirable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こと]
    (n) thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じけん]
    (n) event; affair; incident; case; plot; trouble; scandal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じじつ]
    (n-adv,n) fact; truth; reality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じじょう]
    (n) circumstances; consideration; conditions; situation; reasons   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じたい]
    (n) situation; present state of affairs; circumstances   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむ]
    (n) business; office work   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむいん]
    (n) clerk   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [できごと]
    (n) incident; affair; happening; event   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちじ]
    (n) prefectural governor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ものごと]
    (n) things; everything   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶじ]
    (adj-na,n) safety; peace; quietness   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    •   [あくじ]
      (n) evil deed; crime; wickedness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [うちゅうかいはつじぎょうだん]
      NASDA; National Space Development Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [なにごと]
      (n) (1) what; something; everything; (2) nothing (with neg. verb)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんじ]
      (n,vs) executive secretary; coordinator; arranging   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんしんじ]
      (n) matter of concern and interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きせいじじつ]
      established fact   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぎじ]
      (n) proceedings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぎじろく]
      (n) record of proceedings; minutes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けいじじけん]
      criminal case   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けいじせきにん]
      criminal liability   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けいじ]
      (n) auspicious event   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けんじせい]
      (n) chief public prosecutor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けんちじ]
      (n) prefectural governor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こじ]
      (n) origin; historical fact; tradition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こうつうじこ]
      traffic accident   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こっかいぎじどう]
      (n) (1) National Diet (Japanese parliament); (2) Capitol Hill (US)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こくさいきょうりょくじぎょうだん]
      Japan International Cooperation Agency (1974); JICA   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [さんじ]
      (n) secretary; councillor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [さんじかん]
      (n) councillor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [やまかじ]
      (n) bushfire   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [さんじ]
      (n) disaster; horrible accident   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しごとば]
      (n) place where one works; construction site; working area   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しじ]
      (n,vs) study under; looking up; apprentice oneself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しじ]
      (n) personal affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じぎょうしょ]
      (n) plant; enterprise place; office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

    Acknowledgments

    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.