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

stroke order illustration  
arrive at
lead to
result in
Bushu (Radical) Info:
刀 (かたな) – sword
刈 (ガイ, カイ, か.る, かっ かり) – reap; cut; clip; trim; prune
彑 (ケイ, けいがしら) – pig's head
ヨ (けいがしら) – pig head
彖 (タン, シ, とく) – divination; a hog; a hedgehog; a porcupine
Henshall Mnemonic: return with wife carrying broom and sword
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #504 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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JLPT N5 Words

  • る   [かえる]
    (v5r) to go back; to go home; to come home; to return   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • り   [かえり]
    (n) return; coming back   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

  • す   [かえす]
    (v5s) to send back   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [おかえり]
    return; welcome   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ひがえり]
    (n) day trip   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ききょう]
    (n) returning to Tokyo   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • り   [もちかえり]
    (n) takeout (i.e. food)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [もちかえる]
    (v5r) to carry back or home; to take out (e.g. food)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • りなさい   [おかえりなさい]
    (exp,int) welcome home   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きえ]
    (n,vs) devotion; (religious) conversion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きか]
    (n) naturalization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいき]
    (n) revolution; recurrence; recursion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きかん]
    (n,vs) repatriation; return; feedback   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ききゅう]
    (n) (military) leave; furlough   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きせい]
    (n,vs) homecoming; returning home   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きぞく]
    (n) belonging to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きと]
    (n) on the way back; returning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きろ]
    (n-adv,n-t) one's way back   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃかいふっき]
    rehabilitation (in society)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [さとがえり]
    (n) visiting one's parents; new bride's first visit to parents   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふっき]
    (n) return; comeback; reinstatement; carriage return (CR)   [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.