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Kanji Information Sheet for 吸 ( PDF version )
Bushu (Radical) Info: 口 (くち) – mouth
Henshall Mnemonic: if it reaches mouth, then suck it in
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #1054 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers
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JLPT N5 Words
- 吸う [すう]
(v5u) to smoke; to breathe in; to suck [K] [D] [Jisho]
JLPT N3 Words
- 吸収 [きゅうしゅう]
(n,vs) absorption; suction; attraction [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 呼吸 [こきゅう]
(n,vs) (1) breath; respiration; (2) knack; trick; secret (of doing something) [K] [D] [Jisho]
Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT
- 吸い殻 [すいがら]
(n) cigarette end (butt); tobacco ashes [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 吸い込む [すいこむ]
(v5m) (1) to inhale; to breathe in; to suck up; to imbibe; (2) to absorb; to soak up [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 吸引 [きゅういん]
(n) absorption; suction; aspiration; attraction [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 吸入 [きゅうにゅう]
(n) inhalation [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 呼吸器 [こきゅうき]
(n) respiratory organs [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 人工呼吸 [じんこうこきゅう]
artificial respiration [K] [D] [Jisho]