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Kanji Information Sheet for 兄 ( PDF version )
Bushu (Radical) Info:
儿 (にんにょう) – human legs
口 (くち) – mouth
Henshall Mnemonic: elder brother is all mouth and legs
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #1219 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers
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JLPT N5 Words
- お兄さん [おにいさん]
(n) (hon) older brother; (vocative) "Mister?" [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 兄 [あに]
(n) (hum) older brother [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 兄弟 [きょうだい]
(n) (hum) siblings [K] [D] [Jisho]
JLPT N3 Words
Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT
- 義兄 [ぎけい]
(n) brother-in-law [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 兄さん [にいさん]
(n) older brother [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 兄ちゃん [あんちゃん]
(n) older brother; sonny (with a nuance of suspicion); lad [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 兄貴 [あにき]
(n) one's senior; elder brother [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 実兄 [じっけい]
(n) one's own elder brother [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 父兄 [ふけい]
(n) guardians; parents and older brothers [K] [D] [Jisho]