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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 亠 (なべぶた) – lid
Henshall Mnemonic: mix six crosses
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #178 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

  •   [こうつう]
    (n) communication; transportation; traffic; intercourse   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [がいこう]
    (n) diplomacy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうかん]
    (n,vs) exchange; interchange; reciprocity; barter; substitution; clearing (of checks)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうさい]
    (n,vs) company; friendship; association; society; acquaintance   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • ざる   [まざる]
    (v5r,vi) to be mixed; to be blended with; to associate with; to mingle with; to join   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • じる   [まじる]
    (v5r,vi) to be mixed; to be blended with; to associate with; to mingle with; to interest; to join   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぜる   [まぜる]
    (v1,vi) to be mixed; to be blended with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうさ]
    (n,vs) cross   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうたい]
    (n,vs) alternation; change; relief; relay; shift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうつうきかん]
    (n) transportation facilities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうりゅう]
    (n) alternating current; intercourse; (cultural) exchange; intermingling   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • える   [まじえる]
    (v1) to mix; to converse with; to cross (swords)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わす   [かわす]
    (v5s) to exchange (messages); to dodge; to parry; to avoid; to turn aside   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わる   [まじわる]
    (v5r) to cross; to intersect; to associate with; to mingle with; to interest; to join   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうえき]
    (n) trade; commerce   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうご]
    (adj-no,n) mutual; reciprocal; alternate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしょう]
    (n) (1) negotiations; discussions; (2) connection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうふ]
    (n,vs) delivering; furnishing (with copies)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こっこう]
    (n) diplomatic relations   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃこう]
    (n) social life; social intercourse   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [がいこうかん]
    (n) diplomat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • じり   [まじり]
    (n,n-suf) mixed; mingled   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきょうがく]
    (n) symphony (orchestra)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきょうきょく]
    (n) symphony   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうさいひ]
    (n) entertainment expenses   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうさく]
    (n) mixture; blending; complication   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしん]
    (n,vs) telecommunications; correspondence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせん]
    (n) war; battle; hostilities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうたい]
    (n,vs) alternation; change; relief; relay; shift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうつうじこ]
    traffic accident   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうつうひ]
    (n) traveling expenses; carfare   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうつうもう]
    (n) traffic network   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうゆう]
    (n) friend; companion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃこうてき]
    (adj-na) sociable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんこう]
    (n) intimacy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいこう]
    (n) sexual intercourse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜっこう]
    (n) breach   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [とびかう]
    (v5u) to fly about; to flutter about; to fly past each other   [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.