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Kanji Information Sheet for 院  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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No Kun-yomi readings found for this kanji
Bushu (Radical) Info: 阜 (ぎふのふ) – left village
Henshall Mnemonic: institute complete with surrounding hills
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #150 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

  • 退   [たいいん]
    (n,vs) leaving hospital   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にゅういん]
    (n,vs) hospitalization   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [いいん]
    (n) doctor's office (surgery); clinic; dispensary   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [さんぎいん]
    (n) House of Councillors   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうぎいん]
    (n) Lower House; House of Representatives   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いんちょう]
    (n) director   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いんない]
    (n) (1) inside the House (Diet); (2) inside the hospital   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいん]
    (n) Lower House; lower (legislative) body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいけいけんさいん]
    (n) Board of Audit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくいん]
    (n) institute; academy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きいん]
    (n) shogi (go) hall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎいん]
    (n) congress or parliament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎいんうんえいいいんかい]
    House Steering Committee   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げいじゅついん]
    (the Japan) Academy of Arts   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こじいん]
    (n) orphanage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくどちりいん]
    Geographical Survey Institute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんいん]
    (n) (abbr) House of Councillors   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうどういん]
    (n) monastery; convent; cloister; abbey   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅういん]
    (n) lower house of the Diet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょいん]
    (n) drawing room; study; publishing house; writing alcove   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょういん]
    (n) Upper House; Senate; Lords   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんじいん]
    (n) National Personnel Authority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そういん]
    (n) monastery; temple   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つういん]
    (n) commuting to hospital   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にいん]
    (n) the two houses of legislature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [びよういん]
    (n) beauty parlour; hairdressing salon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [べついん]
    (n) branch temple   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようろういん]
    (n) home for the aged; old people's home   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りょういん]
    (n) both Houses of Parliament   [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.