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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 金 (かね) – metal
Henshall Mnemonic: two gold nuggets under cover of earth
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #53 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かね]
    (n) money; metal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きん]
    (n,n-suf) (1) gold; (2) gold general (shogi) (abbr)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんがく]
    (n) amount of money   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんこ]
    (n) safe; vault; treasury; provider of funds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんせん]
    (n) money; cash   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんぞく]
    (n) metal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんゆう]
    (n) monetary circulation; credit situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんよう]
    (n-adv,n-t) (abbr) Friday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんきん]
    (adj-na,n) cash; ready money; mercenary; self-interested   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃっきん]
    (n) debt; loan; liabilities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうがくきん]
    (n) scholarship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜいきん]
    (n) tax; duty   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいきん]
    (n) price; payment; cost; charge; the money; the bill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょきん]
    (n,vs) (bank) savings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りょうきん]
    (n) fee; charge; fare   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いちじきん]
    (n) lump sum   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひきがね]
    (n) trigger; gunlock   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひきがね]
    (n) trigger; gunlock   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こがね]
    (adj-no,n) gold   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おうごんじだい]
    Golden Age   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かちょうきん]
    (n) charges (i.e. fees)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かけきん]
    (n) installment; premium; bill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんきん]
    (n,vs) realize; turn into money   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ききん]
    (n) contribution; donation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ききんぞく]
    (n) precious metal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎえんきん]
    (n) donation money; contribution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • もうけ   [かねもうけ]
    (n,vs) money-making   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんか]
    (n) gold coin   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんかい]
    (n) nugget; gold bullion; gold bar   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かなぐ]
    (n) metal fittings or fixtures   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんけん]
    (n) power of money; financial influence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんす]
    (n) money; funds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんいろ]
    (n) golden colour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こんじき]
    (n) golden colour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんぼし]
    (n) dazzling victory   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんせき]
    (n) (1) minerals and rocks; metal and stone utensils; (2) epigraph   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [かなしばり]
    (n) (col) binding hand and foot; a temporary feeling of paralysis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんぱつ]
    (n) blond hair   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんぴん]
    (n) money and goods   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんみゃく]
    (n) (questionable) financial connections; vein of gold   [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.