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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 門 (もん) – gate
Henshall Mnemonic: gate with space to let sun shine through
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #33 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [ひるま]
    (n-adv,n-t) daytime; during the day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • この   [このあいだ]
    (n-t) the other day; lately; recently   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あいだ]
    (n-adv,n-t) space; interval   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [まにあう]
    (v5u) (1) to be in time for; (2) to serve (suit, meet) the purpose; to be good enough; to be enough   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [まちがえる]
    (v1) to err; to make a mistake   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [いま]
    (n) living room (western style)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねんかん]
    (n-t) year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅんかん]
    (n-adv,n-t) moment; second; instant   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ま]
    (n) space; room; time; pause   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [まちがい]
    (n) mistake   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なかま]
    (n) company; fellow; colleague; associate; comrade; mate; group; circle of friends; partner   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかん]
    (n) period; term   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てま]
    (n) time; labour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せけん]
    (n) world; society   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんげん]
    (n) human being; man; person   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [とこのま]
    (n) alcove   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねまき]
    (n) sleep-wear; nightclothes; pyjamas; nightgown; nightdress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [まもなく]
    (adv) soon; before long; in a short time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんかく]
    (n) space; interval; SPC   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうかん]
    (n-adv,n) middle; midway; interim   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • にか   [いつのまにか]
    (adv) before one knows; unnoticed; unawares   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんせつ]
    (n) indirection; indirectness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じかんわり]
    (n) timetable; schedule   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    •   [なつじかん]
      (n) daylight savings time; summer time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [どま]
      (n) dirt floor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [たんきかん]
      (n) short term; short time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっかん]
      (n) (during) month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [うちゅうかん]
      (n) between right and center fielders (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ようま]
      (n) Western-style room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [さんかん]
      (n) among the mountains   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [たんじかん]
      (n-adv,n-t) short time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • なく   [たえまなく]
      incessantly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • せ   [まにあわせ]
      (n) makeshift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • わせ   [まにあわせ]
      (n) makeshift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • わせる   [まにあわせる]
      (v1) to make do; to manage (with something); to make shift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [うちゅうくうかん]
      the void of space   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • いない   [まちがいない]
      (exp) I have no doubt; You can depend on it; certain   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんいっぱつ]
      (n) hair's breadth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [にじゅうよじかんせい]
      (n) around-the-clock system   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • る   [かいまみる]
      (v1) to take a peep at; to catch a glimpse of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [まぢか]
      (adj-na,n-adv,n) proximity; nearness; soon; nearby   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [まぐち]
      (n) frontage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [まぎわ]
      (n) on the verge of; just before; on the point of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • り   [まがり]
      (n,vs) renting a room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • り   [まどり]
      (n) plan of a house; arrangement of rooms   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんしょく]
      (n) eating between meals; snacking   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんせつぜい]
      (n) indirect tax   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [のろま]
      (adj-na,n) blockhead; dunce; gullible (person)   [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.