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

stroke order illustration  
arrive at
Bushu (Radical) Info: 手 (て) – hand
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 8
Frequency: #1027 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • ける   [かける]
    (aux-v,v1) (1) to wear; to put on; to hang; to cover; (2) to sit down; (3) to make a phone call; (4) to multiply; (5) to turn on (a switch); to play (a record); (6) to begin to; (7) to pour (water)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • かる   [かかる]
    (v5r,vi) to take (e.g. time, money, etc); to hang   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • かる   [ひっかかる]
    (v5r) to be caught in; to be stuck in; to be cheated   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かけざん]
    (n) multiplication   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [みかけ]
    (n) outward appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [よびかける]
    (v1) to call out to; to accost; to address (crowd); to appeal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [こしかけ]
    (n) seat; bench   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [こしかける]
    (v1) to sit (down)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [でかける]
    (v1) to depart; to go out (e.g. on an excursion or outing); to set out; to start; to be going out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [おいかける]
    (v1) to chase or run after someone; to run down; to pursue   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [とおりかかる]
    (v5r) to happen to pass by   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [はなしかける]
    (v1) to accost a person; to talk (to someone)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • ける   [ひっかける]
    (v1) (1) to hang (something) on (something); to throw on (clothes); (2) to hook; to catch; to trap; to ensnare; (3) to cheat; to evade payment; to jump a bill; (4) to drink (alcohol); (5) to spit at (a person); (6) to hit the ball off the end of the bat (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [かけ]
    (n,n-suf) credit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [よりかかる]
    (v5r,vi) to lean against; to recline on; to lean on; to rely on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [さしかかる]
    (v5r) to come near to; to approach   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [しかけ]
    (n) device; trick; mechanism; gadget; (small) scale; half finished; commencement; set up; challenge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [しかける]
    (v1) to commence; to lay (mines); to set (traps); to wage (war); to challenge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かり   [てがかり]
    (n) (1) clue; key; (2) contact; trail; scent; track; (3) on hand; handhold   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [こころがけ]
    (n) readiness; intention; aim   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [こころがける]
    (v1) to bear in mind; to aim to do   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [きっかけ]
    (n) chance; start; cue; excuse; motive; impetus; occasion   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • る   [ひっかかる]
    (v5r) to be caught in; to be stuck in; to be cheated   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かけきん]
    (n) installment; premium; bill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かけじく]
    (n) hanging scroll   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かけごえ]
    (n) yell; shout   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かけじく]
    (n) hanging scroll   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かり   [きがかり]
    (adj-na,n) anxiety; concern; worry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [みせかけ]
    (n) seeming; pose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かり   [いいがかり]
    (n) false accusation; pretext; commitment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [よびかけ]
    (n) call   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こしかけ]
    (n) seat; bench   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [とりかかる]
    (v5r) to begin; to set about; to start   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きっかけ]
    (n) chance; start; cue; excuse; motive; impetus; occasion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かり   [あしがかり]
    (n) foothold   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かり   [おおがかり]
    (adj-na,n) large-scale   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [おっかける]
    (v1) to chase or run after someone; to run down; to pursue   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [はたらきかける]
    (v1) to work on someone; to influence; to appeal to; to begin to work   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [つっかける]
    (v1) to slip on (slippers, sandals, etc)   [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.