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

stroke order illustration  
pass thru
Bushu (Radical) Info: 糸 (いと) – thread
Henshall Mnemonic: guiding hand passes threads to ground
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 5
Frequency: #79 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [けいざい]
    (n) economics; business; finance; economy   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • つ   [たつ]
    (v5t) to pass; to lapse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいい]
    (n) (1) details; whole story; sequence of events; particulars; how it started; how things got this way; (2) complications; position   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいえい]
    (n,vs) management; administration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいけん]
    (n,vs) experience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいゆ]
    (n) go by the way; via   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんけい]
    (n) nerve; sensitivity   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

  • る   [へる]
    (v1) to pass; to elapse; to experience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいか]
    (n) passage; expiration; progress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいひ]
    (n) expenses; cost; outlay   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいれき]
    (n) personal history; career   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいろ]
    (n) course; route; channel   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [きょう]
    (n) sutra; Buddhist scriptures   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいえいしゃ]
    (n) manager; proprietor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいきちょう]
    (abbr) Economic Planning Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいけんしゃ]
    (n) experienced person; person who has had a particular experience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいかい]
    (n) economic world; financial circles   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいきかくちょう]
    Economic Planning Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいけんきゅうしょ]
    economics research centre   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいせいちょうりつ]
    rate of economic growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいてき]
    (adj-na) economic; economical   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいふうさ]
    economic blockade; embargo   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいじょう]
    (n) ordinary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいじょうりえき]
    ordinary profit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいだんれん]
    (n) (abbr) Federation of Economic Organizations   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいり]
    (n) management; accounting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げっけい]
    (n) menstruation; menstrual period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゆうけいざい]
    free economy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じりつしんけい]
    autonomic nerves   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんけいしつ]
    (adj-na,n) nervousness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいけい]
    (n) politics and economics   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうけい]
    (n) east longitude   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にっけい]
    Nikkei (newspaper, share index)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むしんけい]
    (adj-na,n) insensibility; thick-skinned   [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.