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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
攴 (ぼくづくり) – folding chair
攵 (ホク, のぶん, ぼくづくり, ぼくにょう) – strike; hit; folding chair
Henshall Mnemonic: cane in hand teaches child stick arranging
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #166 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • える   [おしえる]
    (v1) to teach; to inform; to instruct   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうしつ]
    (n) classroom   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [きょういく]
    (adj-no,n,vs) training; education   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうかい]
    (n) church   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [しゅうきょう]
    (n) religion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうかしょ]
    (n) text book   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうし]
    (n) teacher (classroom)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうじゅ]
    (n) teaching; instruction; professor   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [じょきょうじゅ]
    (n) assistant professor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうよう]
    (n) culture; education; refinement; cultivation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わる   [おそわる]
    (v5r) to be taught   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • え   [おしえ]
    (n) teachings; precept; lesson; doctrine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょういん]
    (n) teaching staff   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうか]
    (n) subject; curriculum   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうくん]
    (n) lesson; precept; moral instruction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうざい]
    (n) teaching materials   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうしゅう]
    (n) training; instruction   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [きょうしょ]
    (n) (presidential) message   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうしょくいん]
    (n) teaching staff; faculty   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうそ]
    (n) founder of a religious sect   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • キリスト   [キリストきょう]
    (n) Christianity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうだん]
    (n) religious organization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうだん]
    (n) platform   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうと]
    (n) believer; adherent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうとう]
    (n) deputy head teacher; vice principal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいきょう]
    (n) religion and politics; church and state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうむ]
    (n) school affairs; religious affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんきょうし]
    (n) missionary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうゆ]
    (n) teacher   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきょう]
    (n,vs) propagation (e.g. a religion)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいきょう]
    (n) orthodoxy; (Greek) orthodox church   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ユダヤ   [ユダヤきょう]
    (n) Judaism   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんきょう]
    (n) education; culture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃかいきょういく]
    social education   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいきょういく]
    (n) sex education   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうがいきょういく]
    education for life   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かていきょうし]
    tutor; coach   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • カトリック   [カトリックきょうかい]
    (n) Catholic Church   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 調   [ちょうきょう]
    (n,vs) training (animals); breaking (animals)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おしえご]
    (n) student; disciple   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょういくいいんかい]
    Board of Education   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょういくしゃ]
    (n) educationalist   [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.