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Bushu (Radical) Info: 長 (ながい) – long
Henshall Mnemonic: long haired old man with stick is very senior
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #12 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • い   [ながい]
    (adj) long; lengthy   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [ぶちょう]
    (n) head of a section or department   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうちょう]
    (n) principal; headmaster   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かちょう]
    (n) section manager; section chief   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃちょう]
    (n) company president; manager; director   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ぎちょう]
    (n) chairman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうき]
    (n-adv,n-t) long time period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんちょう]
    (n) height (of body); stature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいちょう]
    (n,vs) growth; grow to adulthood   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せいちょう]
    (n) growth; increment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくちょう]
    (n) forte; merit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [ながびく]
    (v5k) to be prolonged; to drag on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうしょ]
    (n) (1) strong point; merit; (2) advantage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうじょ]
    (n) eldest daughter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうたん]
    (n) (1) length; (2) long and short; advantages and disadvantages; pluses and minuses; strong and weak points; merits and demerits   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうなん]
    (n) eldest son   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えんちょう]
    (n,vs) extension; elongation; prolongation; lengthening   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうほうけい]
    (n) rectangle; oblong   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [おさ]
    (n) chief; head   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうかん]
    (n) chief; (government) secretary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [のどか]
    (adj-na) tranquil; calm; quiet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねんちょう]
    (adj-na,n) seniority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうだい]
    (adj-na,n) very long; great length   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうへん]
    (n) long (e.g. novel, film)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [たいちょう]
    (n) length of an animal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいちょう]
    (n) commanding officer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうちょう]
    (adj-na,n) leisurely; slow; deliberate; easygoing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きちょう]
    (n) pilot   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅくちょう]
    (n) principal of a private school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しちょう]
    (n) mayor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんちょう]
    (n) superintendent; director; curator; chief librarian   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんぼうちょうかん]
    Chief Cabinet Secretary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じちょう]
    (n) vice-; assistant director; vice-director   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうちょう]
    (n) (college) president; secretary-general   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はちょう]
    (n) wavelength   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいちょう]
    (n) the longest; the oldest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょちょう]
    (n) chief (of police); head (of office)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんちょう]
    (n) squad leader; honcho   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 官   [ほっかいどうかいはつちょうちょうかん]
    Director General of Hokkaido Development Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんちょう]
    (n) over-all length; span   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうせいちょう]
    (n,vs) rapid growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おきなわかいはつちょうちょうかん]
    Director General of Okinawa Development Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうちょう]
    (n) town headman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんちょう]
    (n) superintendent priest; chief abbot   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [ほそながい]
    (adj) long and narrow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • さ   [ながさ]
    (n) length   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • らく   [ながらく]
    (adv) long; (for a) long time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [してんちょう]
    (n) branch manager; manager of a branch office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しつちょう]
    (n) room monitor   [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.