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

stroke order illustration  
English:
see
hopes
chances
idea
opinion
look at
visible
On-Yomi:
ケン
Kun-Yomi:
み.る
み.える
み.せる
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

  •   [いけん]
    (n) opinion; view   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はなみ]
    (n,vs) cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing   [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]
  • 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]
  •   [けんぶつ]
    (n,vs) sightseeing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はいけん]
    (n,vs) (hum) (pol) seeing; look at   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [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]
  •   [はっけん]
    (n,vs) discovery; detection; finding   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • 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]
  • す   [みなおす]
    (v5s) to look again; to get a better opinion of   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    • よそ   [よそみ]
      (n,vs) looking away; looking aside   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [したみ]
      (n) preview; preliminary inspection; siding (on a house)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [がいけん]
      (n) outward appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • る   [かいまみる]
      (v1) to take a peep at; to catch a glimpse of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • り   [かおみしり]
      (n) acquaintance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かたみ]
      (n) memento; souvenir   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [つきみ]
      (n) viewing the moon   [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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • つめる   [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]
    • どころ   [みどころ]
      (n) highlight; promise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • る   [みるみる]
      (adv) very fast; in a twinkle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • える   [みちがえる]
      (v1) to be beyond recognition; to be quite a difference   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • ごす   [みすごす]
      (v5s) to let go by; to let pass; to overlook; to miss   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • え   [みおぼえ]
      (n) remembrance; recollection; recognition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • める   [みきわめる]
      (v1) to see through; to probe; to make sure of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • る   [みかぎる]
      (v5r) to give up; to turn one's back; to abandon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • れる   [みとれる]
      (v1) to be fascinated (by); to watch something in fascination; to be charmed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • む   [みこむ]
      (v5m) to anticipate; to estimate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けんしき]
      (n) views; opinion; discernment; pride; self-respect   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

    Acknowledgments

    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.