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

stroke order illustration  
English:
-times
round
game
revolve
counter for occurrences
On-Yomi:
カイ
Kun-Yomi:
まわ.る
-まわ.る
-まわ.り
まわ.す
-まわ.す
まわ.し-
-まわ.し
もとお.る
か.える
Bushu (Radical) Info: 囗 (くにがまえ) – box
Henshall Mnemonic: coaxial rotation
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #50 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [かい]
    (n) counter for occurrences   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • る   [まわる]
    (v5r) to turn; to revolve; to visit several places   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • す   [まわす]
    (v5s) to turn; to revolve   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [まわり]
    (n,n-suf) circumference; surroundings; circulation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいふく]
    (n,vs) recovery (from illness); improvement; rehabilitation; restoration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こんかい]
    (n-adv,n-t) now; this time; lately   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [まわりみち]
    (n) detour; diversion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいすう]
    (n) number of times; frequency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいすうけん]
    (n) book of tickets   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいてん]
    (n,vs) rotation; revolution; turning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいとう]
    (n) reply; answer   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [かいしゅう]
    (n) collection; recovery   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいそう]
    (n,vs) forwarding   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいらん]
    (n) circulation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいろ]
    (n) circuit (electric)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [あとまわし]
    (n) putting off; postponing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [ねまわし]
    (n) making necessary arrangements   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [うわまわる]
    (v5r) to exceed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [みのまわり]
    (n) one's personal appearance; personal belongings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [かきまわす]
    (v5s) to stir up; to churn; to ransack; to disturb   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いっかい]
    (n-adv) once; one time; one time; one round; one game; one bout; one heat; one inning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ひとまわり]
    (n-adv) one turn; one round   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [とおまわし]
    (adj-na,n) indirect (roundabout) expression   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なんかい]
    (n) how many times?   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [まわし]
    (n,n-suf) sumo loincloth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいき]
    (n) death anniversary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいき]
    (n) revolution; recurrence; recursion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいこ]
    (n,vs) recollection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいころく]
    (n) memoirs; reminiscences   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいせい]
    (n) resurrection; resuscitation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいせん]
    match; game   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいせん]
    (n) circuit; line   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいそう]
    (n) reflection; reminiscence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいひ]
    (n) evasion; avoid   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいろう]
    (n) corridor; gallery   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きしかいせい]
    (n) revival of the dead; recovering from a hopeless situation; resuscitation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [かけまわる]
    (v5r) to run around; to bustle about   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [いいまわし]
    (n) expression; phraseology   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [もちまわり]
    (n) rotation; by turns   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じかい]
    (n-adv,n-t) next time (occasion)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅんかい]
    (n,vs) going around; patrol; round; tour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょかい]
    (n) first time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [のりまわす]
    (v5s,vt) to drive (a car) around; to ride (a bicycle) around   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [のりまわす]
    (v5s,vt) to drive (a car) around; to ride (a bicycle) around   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [ふりまわす]
    (v5s) to wield; to brandish; to flourish; to wave (about); to swing; to display; to show off; to abuse   [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.