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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
人 (ひと) – person
化 (カ, ケ, ば.ける, ば.かす, ふ.ける, け.する) – change; take the form of; influence; enchant; delude; -ization
个 (カ , コ, こ, ひ) – counter for articles; individual
口 (くち) – mouth
Henshall Mnemonic: cap fits mouth
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #41 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [わりあい]
    (adv,n) (1) rate; ratio; percentage; proportion; (2) comparatively; (3) contrary to expectations   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [まにあう]
    (v5u) (1) to be in time for; (2) to serve (suit, meet) the purpose; to be good enough; to be enough   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぐあい]
    (n) condition; state; manner; health   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [あう]
    (v5u) to fit; to suit; to agree with; to match; to be correct; to be profitable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しあい]
    (n) match; game; bout; contest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ばあい]
    (n-adv,n) case; situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つごう]
    (adv,n) circumstances; condition; convenience   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かいごう]
    (n) meeting; assembly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わせる   [あわせる]
    (v1) to join together; to be opposite; to face; to unite; to combine; to connect; to add up; to mix; to match; to overlap; to compare; to check with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうかく]
    (n,vs) success; passing (e.g. exam); eligibility   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうけい]
    (n,vs) sum total; total amount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あいず]
    (n,vs) sign; signal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [にあう]
    (v5u) to suit; to match; to become; to be like   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くみあい]
    (n) association; union   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [つきあい]
    (n) association; socializing; fellowship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [はなしあう]
    (v5u) to discuss; to talk together   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • に   [わりあいに]
    (adv) comparatively   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうどう]
    (adj-na,n) combination; incorporation; union; amalgamation; fusion; congruence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうり]
    (n) rational   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こんごう]
    (n,vs) mixing; mixture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうごう]
    (n,vs) (1) gathering; assembly; meeting; (2) (math) set   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [であい]
    (n) an encounter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • せ   [くみあわせ]
    (n) combination   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • せ   [うちあわせ]
    (n) business meeting; previous arrangement; appointment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わせる   [まちあわせる]
    (v1) to rendezvous; to meet at a prearranged place and time   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    • い   [いみあい]
      (n) implication; nuance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [ひきあい]
      (n) reference; comparison; witness; deal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [おきあい]
      (n) coast; the offing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [おきあい]
      (n) coast; the offing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かごうぶつ]
      (n) (chemical) compound   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [うたあわせ]
      (n) poetry contest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かくゆうごう]
      (n) nuclear fusion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かんぜんしあい]
      (n) perfect game   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • せ   [まにあわせ]
      (n) makeshift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • わせ   [まにあわせ]
      (n) makeshift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • わせる   [まにあわせる]
      (v1) to make do; to manage (with something); to make shift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • わせ   [かおあわせ]
      (n,vs) meeting together; introduction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きあい]
      (n) scream; yell; fighting spirit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きゅうごう]
      (n) a rally; a muster   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • わせる   [いあわせる]
      (v1) to happen to be present   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [せりあい]
      (n) competition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • う   [せりあう]
      (v5u) to struggle for; to compete with; to vie with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きょうごう]
      (n,vs) contend with; quarrel   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きょうどうくみあい]
      a cooperative; a partnership   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げいごう]
      (n) flattery; ingratiation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [かねあい]
      (n,vs) equilibrium; good balance; poise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こうていぶあい]
      (n) official discount (bank) rate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こうつごう]
      (adj-na,n) convenient; favorable; expedient; expedience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ごう]
      (n) go (approx. 0.18l or 0.33m)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ごうきん]
      (n) alloy   [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.