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English: petition request vow wish hope On-Yomi: ガン Kun-Yomi: ねが.う -ねがい ら
Bushu (Radical) Info: ノ (てん) – kana-no 頁 (おおがい) – page
Henshall Mnemonic: wish springs from head not heart
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4 Frequency: #894 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji: Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it. Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC. Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).
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JLPT N3 Words 願い [ねがい] (n) desire; wish; request; prayer; petition; application [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 願う [ねがう] (v5u) to desire; to wish; to request; to beg; to hope; to implore [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 願 書 [がんしょ] (n) written application or petition [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 念 願 [ねんがん] (n) one's heart's desire; earnest petition [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 本 願 [ほんがん] (n) Amida Buddha's original vow; long-cherished desire [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 請 願 [せいがん] (n) petition [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 願 [がん] (n) prayer; wish; vow [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 志 願 [しがん] (n) aspiration; volunteering; desire [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 願わくは [ねがわくは] (adv) I pray; I wish [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 願 望 [がんぼう] (n) desire; wish; aspiration [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 祈 願 [きがん] (n) prayer [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 出 願 [しゅつがん] (n,vs) application [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 悲 願 [ひがん] (n) one's dearest wish; Buddha's vow to save humanity [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 嘆 願 [たんがん] (n,vs) entreaty; appeal; petition [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 懇 願 [こんがん] (n) (1) entreaty; supplication; (2) petition [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]