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

stroke order illustration  
English:
sound
noise
On-Yomi:
オン
イン
-ノン
Kun-Yomi:
おと


Bushu (Radical) Info: 音 (おと) – sound
Henshall Mnemonic: sound of rising sun
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #491 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [おんがく]
    (n) music; musical movement   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [おと]
    (n,n-suf) sound; note   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はつおん]
    (n,vs) pronunciation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ごじゅうおん]
    (n) the Japanese syllabary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ざつおん]
    (n) noise (jarring, grating)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ろくおん]
    (n,vs) (audio) recording   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ね]
    (n,n-suf) sound; note   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねいろ]
    (n) tone color; tone quality; timbre; synthesizer patch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんね]
    (n) real intention; motive   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いくどうおん]
    (n) in concert; with one voice; unanimously   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんかい]
    (n) musical scale   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんきょう]
    (n) sound; noise; echo; acoustic(s)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんくん]
    (n) kanji readings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんしつ]
    (n) tone quality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんせい]
    (n) voice; (the concept of) sound   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんち]
    (adj-na,n) tone-deaf; having no ear for music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんてい]
    (n) musical interval; step   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんど]
    (n) workmen's songs; marching songs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんどく]
    (n,vs) reading aloud   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [おんよみ]
    (n) on (Chinese) reading of kanji   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おんぷ]
    (n) (musical) note   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんのん]
    (n) Kannon; Kwannon; Buddhist deity of mercy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいおんがく]
    (n) light music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうおん]
    (n) high-pitched tone; soprano   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よわね]
    (n) complaints   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あしおと]
    (n) footsteps (sound)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうおんそく]
    (n) supersonic speed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうおんぱ]
    (n) ultrasonic waves   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていおん]
    (n) low tone; bass; low voice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうおん]
    (n) the same sound; one voice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ばくおん]
    (n) (sound of an) explosion or detonation; roar (of a machine)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はちぶおんぷ]
    (n) 8th note   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきょうわおん]
    (n) discord; dissonance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふくいん]
    (n) Gospel; Word of God   [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.