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

stroke order illustration  
English:
meeting
meet
party
association
interview
join
On-Yomi:
カイ
Kun-Yomi:
あ.う
あ.わせる
あつ.まる
あい
Bushu (Radical) Info:
人 (ひと) – person
化 (カ, ケ, ば.ける, ば.かす, ふ.ける, け.する) – change; take the form of; influence; enchant; delude; -ization
个 (カ , コ, こ, ひ) – counter for articles; individual
Henshall Mnemonic: two noses meet under roof
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #4 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • う   [あう]
    (v5u) to meet; to interview   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいしゃ]
    (n) company; corporation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [かいぎ]
    (n) meeting; conference; session; assembly; council; convention; congress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいぎしつ]
    conference room; council room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいじょう]
    (n) assembly hall; meeting place; the grounds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいわ]
    (n) conversation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかい]
    (n) chance; opportunity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうかい]
    (n) church   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃかい]
    (n) society; public   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんらんかい]
    (n) exhibition   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かい]
    (n,n-suf,vs) meeting; assembly; party; association; club   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいいん]
    (n) member; the membership   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいけい]
    (n) account; finance; accountant; treasurer; paymaster; reckoning; bill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいごう]
    (n) meeting; assembly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎかい]
    (n) Diet; congress; parliament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こっかい]
    (n) (abbr) National Diet; parliament; congress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [であい]
    (n) meeting; rendezvous; encounter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [であう]
    (v5u) to meet by chance; to come across; to happen to encounter; to hold a rendezvous; to have a date   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいかい]
    (n) convention; tournament; mass meeting; rally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とかい]
    (n) city   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [えんかい]
    (n) party; banquet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいかん]
    (n) meeting hall; assembly hall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいかい]
    (n) opening of a meeting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がっかい]
    (n) scientific society; academic meeting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しかい]
    (n,vs) chairmanship   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    • イエズス   [イエズスかい]
      Society of Jesus; Jesuits   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • カトリック   [カトリックきょうかい]
      (n) Catholic Church   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [いいんかい]
      (n) committee meeting; committee   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [いしかい]
      (n) medical association   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [うんどうかい]
      (n) athletic meet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいき]
      (n) session (of a legislature)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいけいけんさいん]
      (n) Board of Audit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいけいねんど]
      fiscal year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいしゃこうせいほう]
      (n) Corporate Rehabilitation Law   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [えしゃく]
      (n,vs) nod; salutation; greeting; recognition; bow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいしょく]
      (n) dining together; mess   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいしん]
      (n) congeniality; satisfaction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいそく]
      (n) society or club regulations; constitution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいちょう]
      (n) president (of a society); chairman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいとう]
      (n) society president   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいどう]
      (n) church; chapel; synagogue; tabernacle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいひ]
      (n) membership fee   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かいほう]
      (n) bulletin; report   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かぶしきがいしゃ]
      (n) public company; corporation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぎいんうんえいいいんかい]
      House Steering Committee   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きょういくいいんかい]
      Board of Education   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けんかい]
      (n) prefectural assembly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ごかいじょ]
      (n) commercial go-playing parlour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こうあんいいんかい]
      (n) public safety commission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こうかいどう]
      (n) town hall; public hall   [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.