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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 門 (もん) – gate
Henshall Mnemonic: heaven's gates are impassable barrier: sent away
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #70 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [げんかん]
    (n) entranceway; entry hall   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [かんけい]
    (n,vs) relation; connection   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • する   [かんする]
    (vs-s) to concern; to be related   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんしん]
    (n) concern; interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかん]
    (n) organ; mechanism; facility; engine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんれん]
    (n) relation; connection; relevance   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ぜいかん]
    (n) customs house   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうつうきかん]
    (n) transportation facilities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 西   [かんさい]
    Kansai (south-western half of Japan, including Osaka)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかんしゃ]
    (n) locomotive; engine   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [かんぜい]
    (n) customs; duty; tariff   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんよ]
    (n,vs) participation; taking part in; participating in; being concerned in   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [せきわけ]
    (n) sumo junior champion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おおぜき]
    (n) sumo wrestler of second highest rank   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうかん]
    (n,vs) correlation; interrelation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうかんかんけい]
    correlation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つうかん]
    (n,vs) customs clearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むかんけい]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) unrelated   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むかんしん]
    (adj-na,n) apathetic; indifferent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なんかん]
    (n) barrier   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せき]
    (n,n-suf) barrier; gate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わる   [かかわる]
    (v5r) to concern oneself in; to have to do with; to affect; to influence; to stick to (opinions)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りがいかんけい]
    interests   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんけいしゃ]
    (n) authorized people; person(s) concerned   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せきとり]
    (n) ranking sumo wrestler in the makuuchi (senior-grade) or juryo (junior-grade) divisions   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんげんかんけい]
    human relations   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんしんじ]
    (n) matter of concern and interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [れんかん]
    (n) connection; relation; linkage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほうどうきかん]
    information media; press; news organs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかんし]
    (n) bulletin; (party) organ   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんせつ]
    (n) joints (knee joint, elbow joint, etc)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎょうせいきかん]
    administrative organ; administrative body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかんじゅう]
    (n) machine gun   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんち]
    (n,vs) concern; business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんゆうきかん]
    (n) financial institutions; banking facilities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんもん]
    (n) barrier; gateway   [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.