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

stroke order illustration  
go beyond
Bushu (Radical) Info:
辷 (しんにゅう, すべ.る, すべ.らす) – road; glide; skate; slip; fail in exams; (kokuji)
込 (-こ.む, こ.む, こ.み, -こ.み, こ.める, こみ, ごめ) – crowded; mixture; in bulk; included; (kokuji)
Henshall Mnemonic: excessive movement makes backbone pass mouth!
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 5
Frequency: #285 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • ぎる   [すぎる]
    (v1,vi) to pass; to go beyond; to elapse; to exceed   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • ごす   [すごす]
    (v5s,vt) to pass; to spend; to go through; to tide over   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かこ]
    (n-adv,n) the past; bygone days; the previous   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぎる   [とおりすぎる]
    (v1) to pass; to pass through   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つうか]
    (n,vs) passage through; passing   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [かしつ]
    (n) (1) negligence; fault; (2) error; blunder; accident   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かじょう]
    (adj-na,n) excess; over-   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かてい]
    (n) process   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かはんすう]
    (n) majority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうか]
    (n,vs) excess; being more than   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • ぎ   [すぎ]
    past; after   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [あやまち]
    (n) fault; error; indiscretion; faux pas   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かそ]
    (n) depopulation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かた]
    (adj-na,n) excess; superabundance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かみつ]
    (adj-na,n) crowded   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かろう]
    (n) overwork; strain   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいか]
    (n) passage; expiration; progress   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • やりごす   [やりすごす]
    (v5s) to do too much; to let something (or somebody) go past   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっか]
    (n,vs) passing away   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かげき]
    (adj-na,n) extreme; radical   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かごん]
    (n) exaggeration; saying too much   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かこく]
    (adj-na,n) rigour; severity; cruelty; harsh   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かしつちし]
    (n) involuntary manslaughter; accidental homicide; negligent homicide   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かだい]
    (adj-na,n) excessive; too much; unreasonable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かと]
    (n) crossing; ferry; changing old to new   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かとき]
    (n) transition period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かど]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) excess; immoderation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かとう]
    (adj-na,n) excessive; exorbitant   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かねつ]
    (n,vs) superheating; overheating   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かびん]
    (adj-na,n) nervousness; oversensitivity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんか]
    (n) connivance; shutting one's eyes to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ごす   [みすごす]
    (v5s) to let go by; to let pass; to overlook; to miss   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぎ   [いきすぎ]
    (n) going to far; going to extremes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぎる   [いきすぎる]
    (v1) to go too far; to go to extremes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぎる   [たべすぎる]
    (v1) to overeat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ごす   [ねすごす]
    (v5s) to oversleep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぎ   [ひるすぎ]
    (n-adv,n-t) afternoon   [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.