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

stroke order illustration  
English:
study
learning
science
On-Yomi:
ガク
Kun-Yomi:
まな.ぶ
たか
のり
Bushu (Radical) Info: 子 (こ) – child
Henshall Mnemonic: child learning under ornate roof
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #63 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC.
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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [いがく]
    (n) medical science; medicine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かがく]
    (n) science   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうとうがっこう]
    senior high school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうがっこう]
    (n) primary school; elementary school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すうがく]
    (n) mathematics; arithmetic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいがくせい]
    (n) college student   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうがっこう]
    (n) junior high school; middle school; lower secondary school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にゅうがく]
    (n,vs) entry to school or university; matriculation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんがく]
    (n) literature   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かがく]
    (n) chemistry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がく]
    (n) learning; scholarship; erudition; knowledge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぶ   [まなぶ]
    (v5b) to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がっき]
    (n) term (school)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくしゃ]
    (n) scholar   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくしゅう]
    (n,vs) study; learning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくもん]
    (n) scholarship; study; learning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごがく]
    (n) language study   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうがくきん]
    (n) scholarship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんがく]
    (n,vs) going on to university   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうがく]
    (n) middle school; junior high school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つうがく]
    (n) commuting to school   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

    JLPT N1 Words

      Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

      • シュタイナー校   [シュタイナーがっこう]
        (n) Steiner school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いかがく]
        medical college   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [えいようがく]
        (n) dietetics; nutritional science   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [えいぶんがく]
        (n) English literature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かがくひりょう]
        chemical fertilizer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かがくへいき]
        chemical weapons   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かがくぎじゅつちょう]
        Science and Technology Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かがくしゃ]
        (n) scientist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かいぼうがく]
        (n) anatomy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくい]
        (n) (university) degree   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくいん]
        (n) institute; academy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくえん]
        (n) academy; campus   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がっかい]
        (n) academic or scientific world   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくわり]
        (n) (abbr) student discount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • り   [がくわり]
        (n) (abbr) student discount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がっきゅう]
        (n) scholar; student   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくぎょう]
        (n) studies; schoolwork; classwork   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がっく]
        (n) school district (area)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がっこうほうじん]
        (legally) incorporated educational institution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくさい]
        (n) interdisciplinary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくしき]
        (n) scholarship; scientific attainments   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくしゅうしどうようりょう]
        government course (curriculum) guidelines   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくそつ]
        (n) college graduate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくちょう]
        (n) university president   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がくと]
        (n) student; follower; students and pupils   [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.