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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 木 (き) – tree
Henshall Mnemonic: tasseled drum on stand makes pleasing music
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #373 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]
  • しい   [たのしい]
    (adj) enjoyable; fun   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • しみ   [たのしみ]
    (adj-na,n) enjoyment; pleasure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • しむ   [たのしむ]
    (v5m) to enjoy oneself   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [らく]
    (adj-na,n,n-suf) comfort; ease   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [らくてんか]
    (n) optimist; easy-going person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らくてんてき]
    (adj-na,n) optimistic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶがく]
    (n) court dance and music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あんらくし]
    (n) euthanasia   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんらくがい]
    (n) pleasure quarter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ががく]
    (n) old Japanese court music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようがく]
    (n) western (non-Japanese) music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほうがく]
    (n) (traditional) Japanese music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんげんがく]
    (n) orchestral music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんげんがくだん]
    orchestra   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かぐら]
    (n) ancient Shinto music and dancing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [のうがく]
    (n) Noh play   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しつないがく]
    (n) chamber music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいがく]
    (n) vocal music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんらく]
    (n) Japanese puppet theatre; Bunraku   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だがっき]
    (n) percussion instrument   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くらぶ]
    (n) club; fraternity; sorority; clubhouse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんしゅうらく]
    (n) concluding festivities; final day of a sumo tournament; concluding program   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいおんがく]
    (n) light music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうらく]
    (n) outing; picnic; excursion; pleasure trip   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうらくち]
    (n) tourist resort; holiday resort   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいらく]
    (n) pleasure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らくえん]
    (n) pleasure garden; paradise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくや]
    (n) dressing room; green room; backstage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきょうがく]
    (n) symphony (orchestra)   [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.