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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 見 (みる) – see
Henshall Mnemonic: bending down to look closely with seeing eye
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #22 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • せる   [みせる]
    (v1) to show; to display   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [みる]
    (v1) (1) to see; to watch; (2) (as an auxiliary verb) to try   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [けんぶつ]
    (n,vs) sightseeing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [みえる]
    (v1) to be seen; to be in sight; to look; to seem; to appear   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いけん]
    (n) opinion; view   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つかる   [みつかる]
    (v5r) (uk) to be found; to be discovered   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つける   [みつける]
    (v1) to be familiar; to discover; to find fault; to detect; to find out; to locate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はいけん]
    (n,vs) (hum) (pol) seeing; look at   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はなみ]
    (n,vs) cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [はっけん]
    (n,vs) discovery; detection; finding   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんかい]
    (n) opinion; point of view   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みごと]
    (adj-na,n) splendid; magnificent; beautiful; admirable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [みおくり]
    (n) seeing one off; farewell; escort   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんとう]
    (n) be found; aim; mark; estimate; guess; approximation; direction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [みまい]
    (n) enquiry; expression of sympathy; expression of concern   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [みほん]
    (n) sample   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • っともない   [みっともない]
    (uk) shameful; indecent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ろす   [みおろす]
    (v5s) to overlook; to command a view of; to look down on something   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんがく]
    (n,vs) inspection; study by observation; field trip   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [みかけ]
    (n) outward appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れる   [みなれる]
    (v1) to become used to seeing; to be familiar with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • める   [みつめる]
    (v1) (uk) to stare at; to gaze at; to look hard at; to watch intently; to fix one's eyes on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [みだし]
    (n) heading; caption; subtitle; index   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • げる   [みあげる]
    (v1) to look up at; to raise one's eyes; to admire   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [みおくる]
    (v5r) (1) to see off; to farewell; (2) to escort; (3) to let pass; to wait and see; (4) to let a pitch go by (baseball); to watch a batted ball go into the stands   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    •   [けんぶつにん]
      (n) spectator; sightseer; onlookers   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • け   [みわけ]
      (n) distinction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • ける   [みわける]
      (v1) (1) to distinguish; to recognize; to tell apart; to differentiate (both figuratively and visually); (2) to identify (whether an object is positive or negative in some aspect); to know the difference between something of superior and inferior quality (on sight or figuratively)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けんぶん]
      (n,vs) information; observation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しょうすういけん]
      (n) minority opinion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [したみ]
      (n) preview; preliminary inspection; siding (on a house)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • す   [みかえす]
      (v5s) to look (stare) back at; to triumph over   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • り   [みかえり]
      (n) collateral   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • す   [みはなす]
      (v5s) to desert; to abandon; to give up   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • り   [ひとみしり]
      (n) shyness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しょちゅうみまい]
      summer greeting card   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [みほんいち]
      (n) trade fair   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [しょちゅうみまい]
      summer greeting card   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • え   [みえ]
      (n) show; display; appearance; vanity; charm; attraction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • れ   [みえがくれ]
      (n,vs) appearing and disappearing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [せいけん]
      (n) political views   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ふたみ]
      (adj-no) forked (road, river)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • す   [みすみす]
      (adv) (uk) before one's own eyes; from under one's very nose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • らず   [みずしらず]
      (adj-no,exp,n) strange   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • る   [みくびる]
      (v5r) to underrate; to belittle; to look down on; to despise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [がいけん]
      (n) outward appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • け   [みせかけ]
      (n) seeming; pose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [みせば]
      (n) highlight scene (of play)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [みため]
      (n) appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こうけん]
      (n) guardianship; guardian   [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.