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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 气 (きがまえ) – spirit
Henshall Mnemonic: spirit-like vapors from source x
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #113 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [げんき]
    (adj-na,n) health(y); robust; vigor; energy; vitality; vim; stamina; spirit; courage; pep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんき]
    (n) weather; the elements; fine weather   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [でんき]
    (n) electricity; (electric) light   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [びょうき]
    (n) illness; disease; sickness   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かっき]
    (n) energy; liveliness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [きにいる]
    (v5r) to be pleased with; to suit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きのどく]
    (adj-na,n) pitiful; a pity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きおん]
    (n) temperature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きこう]
    (n) climate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [きづく]
    (v5k) to notice; to recognize; to become aware of; to perceive; to realize   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きみ]
    (n) sensation; feeling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいき]
    (n) condition; state; business (condition)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんき]
    (n,adj-na) popular; business conditions; popular feeling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいき]
    (n) atmosphere   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふんいき]
    (n) atmosphere (e.g. musical); mood; ambience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうき]
    (n) courage; bravery; valour; nerve; boldness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようき]
    (adj-na,n) season; weather; cheerfulness   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [かんき]
    (n) ventilation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [きをつける]
    (exp) to be careful; to pay attention; to take care   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きあつ]
    (n) atmospheric pressure   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    • り   [おきにいり]
      (n) favorite; pet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [わるぎ]
      (n) ill will; malice; evil intent; ill feeling; distrust   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [いき]
      (n) spirit; heart; disposition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • み   [いきごみ]
      (n) ardor; enthusiasm   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • んだ   [いきさかんだ]
      be in high spirits   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [いくじ]
      (n) self-respect; self-confidence; guts; backbone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • に   [いっきに]
      (adv) at once; at a breath (stroke, sitting)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [えいき]
      (n) excellent talent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • く   [なにげなく]
      unintentionally; calmly; inadvertently; innocently   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [がいき]
      (n) open air   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんきせん]
      (n) ventilation fan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんくきしょうだい]
      district meteorological observatory   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • り   [きにいり]
      (n) favorite; pet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • まま   [きまま]
      (adj-na,n) willfulness; selfishness; one's own way   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [きちがい]
      (n) madness; mad   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きえい]
      (adj-na,adj-no,n) spirited; energetic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きがい]
      (n) strong spirit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • かり   [きがかり]
      (adj-na,n) anxiety; concern; worry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きかん]
      (n) trachea   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きかんし]
      (n) bronchial tube   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ききゅう]
      (n) balloon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [きづかい]
      (n) consideration; concern; fear; worry; solicitude   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きあい]
      (n) scream; yell; fighting spirit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • る   [きどる]
      (v5r) to affect; to put on airs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きしょうがく]
      (n) meteorology   [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.