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

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No Kun-yomi readings found for this kanji
Bushu (Radical) Info:
月 (つき) – moon
肋 (キ, はだ) – texture; skin; body; grain
肉 (にく) – meat
Henshall Mnemonic: expect period of months between winnowings
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #117 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  •   [がっき]
    (n) term (school)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よき]
    (n,vs) expectation; assume will happen; forecast   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていき]
    (n) fixed term   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうき]
    (n-adv,n-t) long time period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じき]
    (n-adv,n-t) time; season; period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかん]
    (n) period; term   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きたい]
    (n,vs) expectation; anticipation; hope   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えんき]
    (n,vs) postponement; adjournment   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [しゅうき]
    (n) cycle; period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まっき]
    (n) closing years (period, days); last stage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きじつ]
    (n) fixed date; settlement date   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きまつ]
    (n) end of term   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かっき]
    (n) epoch-making   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [じき]
    (n) next term; next period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しはんき]
    (n) quarter (of a year)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にき]
    (n) two periods or terms   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんき]
    (n) term of office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいせいき]
    (n) golden age; best time for   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かとき]
    (n) transition period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かみはんき]
    (n) first half of a year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうき]
    (n) latter period; final   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たんきかん]
    (n) short term; short time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たんきだいがく]
    (n) (two year) junior college   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうき]
    (n-adv,n-t) current term (period)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょき]
    (adj-no,n) (1) early (days); initial stage; (2) (computer) initial   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こんき]
    (n-adv,n-t) the present term   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まんき]
    (n) expiration (of a term); maturity (e.g. investment)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきてき]
    (adj-na) periodic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まっきてき]
    (adj-na) decadent; terminal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 便   [ていきびん]
    (n) regular service   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきよきん]
    fixed deposit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんき]
    (n) dry season   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てきれいき]
    (n) marriageable age   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうねんき]
    (n) menopause; change of life   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいき]
    (n) session (of a legislature)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かみき]
    (n-adv,n) first half of the year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうき]
    (n-adv,n-t) middle period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんき]
    (n-adv,n-t) half-term; half-time; half period   [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.