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

stroke order illustration  
English:
hurry
emergency
sudden
steep
On-Yomi:
キュウ
Kun-Yomi:
いそ.ぐ
いそ.ぎ
Bushu (Radical) Info:
心 (シン, こころ, -ごころ, りっしんべん) – heart; mind; spirit
攸 (ユウ, ところ) – distant, far; adverbial prefix; relaxed; at ease; place
Henshall Mnemonic: hurrying person suddenly bends, hand to heart
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #309 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [きゅう]
    (adj-na,n) (1) urgent; sudden; (2) steep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぐ   [いそぐ]
    (v5g) to hurry; to rush   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうこう]
    (n) express (e.g. train that bypasses many stations)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とっきゅう]
    (n) limited express (train, faster than an express)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [きゅうげき]
    (adj-na,n) sudden; precipitous; radical   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうそく]
    (adj-na,n) rapid (e.g. progress)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [しきゅう]
    (adv,n) urgent; pressing   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [おうきゅう]
    (n) emergency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かす   [せかす]
    (v5s) to hurry; to urge on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんきゅう]
    (adj-na,n) urgent; pressing; emergency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅんきゅう]
    (n) local express (train, slower than an express)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さっきゅう]
    (adj-na,n) urgent   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [かんきゅう]
    (n) in case of emergency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ききゅう]
    (n) emergency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • いで   [いそいで]
    hurriedly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • きょ   [きゅうきょ]
    (adj-na,adv) hurriedly; in a hurry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぎ   [いそぎ]
    (n-adv,n) urgent; hasty   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ピッチ   [きゅうピッチ]
    (adj-na,n) quick pace   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうかん]
    (n) emergency case   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうし]
    (n,vs) sudden death   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうしょ]
    (n) vitals; tender spot; secret; key   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうしん]
    (n,vs) sudden rise (esp. of stock prices); jump   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうしん]
    (n,vs) rapid progress; radical   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうせい]
    (n) acute (e.g. illness)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうせいちょう]
    (n,vs) rapid growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうせい]
    (n) sudden death   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうぞう]
    (n,vs) explosion; proliferation; surge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうとう]
    (n) sudden rise; jump; sharp rise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうびょう]
    (n) sudden illness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうへん]
    (n) (1) accident; (2) sudden turn   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうむ]
    (n) urgent business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうよう]
    (n) urgent business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうらく]
    (n) sudden fall; sharp fall; sudden drop; sharp drop   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうきょ]
    (adj-na,adv) hurriedly; in a hurry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうきゅう]
    (n) first-aid   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうきゅうしゃ]
    (n) ambulance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいきゅう]
    (adj-na,n) impatience; a quick temper   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

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.