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

stroke order illustration  
English:
surpass
cross over
move to
exceed
Vietnam
On-Yomi:
エツ
オツ
Kun-Yomi:
こ.す
-こ.す
-ご.し
こ.える
-ご.え
えち
えっ

こえ
こし
ごえ
ごし
ごや
Bushu (Radical) Info: 走 (はしる) – run
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 8
Frequency: #897 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • す   [ひっこす]
    (v5s) to move (house); to change residence   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • し   [ひっこし]
    (n) moving (dwelling, office, etc.); changing residence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [こえる]
    (v1) to exceed; to cross over; to cross; to pass through; to pass over (out of)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [こす]
    (v5s) to go over (e.g. with audience)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • す   [よこす]
    (v5s) (1) to send; to forward; (2) to hand over (e.g. money)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [のりこし]
    (n) riding past (one's station)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [おいこす]
    (v5s) to pass (e.g. car); to outdistance; to outstrip   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • し   [ごし]
    (n-suf) across; over; beyond   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えっきょう]
    (n) border transgression   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えっけん]
    (adj-no,n) going beyond authority; unauthorized   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えちご]
    Echigo; old name for Niigata Prefecture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えっとう]
    (n) passing the winter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えつねん]
    (n,vs) ring out the old year; hibernation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごえつどうしゅう]
    (n) bitter enemies (placed by fate) in the same boat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みつこし]
    Mitsukoshi (department store)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [もちこす]
    (v5s) to carry over; to carry forward; to keep (for later); to defer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [かちこし]
    (n) more wins than losses (sport)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [かちこす]
    (v5s) to have more wins than losses; to lead (someone) by (three) matches   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうえつ]
    area on Japan Sea side of Japan, including Niigata   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [のりこえる]
    (v1) to climb over; to ride across; to surmount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [のりこす]
    (v5s) to ride past; to pass; to outdistance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [のりこし]
    (n) riding past (one's station)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [のりこす]
    (v5s) to ride past; to pass; to outdistance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たくえつ]
    (n) excellence; superiority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうごし]
    over center field   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうえつ]
    (n) transcendental   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [まけこし]
    (n) more losses than wins (sport)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうえつかん]
    (n) superiority complex   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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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.