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

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in bulk
No On-yomi readings found for this kanji
Bushu (Radical) Info:
辷 (しんにゅう, すべ.る, すべ.らす) – road; glide; skate; slip; fail in exams; (kokuji)
込 (-こ.む, こ.む, こ.み, -こ.み, こ.める, こみ, ごめ) – crowded; mixture; in bulk; included; (kokuji)
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 8
Frequency: #675 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • む   [こむ]
    (v5m) (1) to be crowded; (2) to go inside (usu. only when used in compound verbs)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • む   [もうしこむ]
    (v5m) to apply for; to make an application; to propose (marriage); to offer (mediation); to make an overture (of peace); to challenge; to lodge (objections); to request (an interview); to subscribe for; to book; to reserve   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [ひとごみ]
    (n) crowd of people   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • む   [とびこむ]
    (v5m) to jump in; to leap in; to plunge into; to dive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [とけこむ]
    (v5m) to melt into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [おもいこむ]
    (v5m) to be under impression that; to be convinced that; to imagine that; to set one's heart on; to be bent on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [ひっこむ]
    (v5m) to draw back; to sink; to cave in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [はらいこむ]
    (v5m) to deposit; to pay in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [つっこむ]
    (v5m) (1) to thrust something into something; (2) to plunge into; to go into deeply; (3) to meddle; to interfere   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • める   [こめる]
    (v1) to include; to put into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [いきごむ]
    (v5m) to be enthusiastic about   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [のみこむ]
    (v5m) to gulp down; to swallow deeply; to understand; to take in; to catch on to; to learn; to digest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [もうしこみ]
    (n) application; entry; request; subscription; offer; proposal; overture; challenge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [うちこむ]
    (v5m) to drive in (e.g. nail, stake); to devote oneself to; to shoot into; to smash; to throw into; to cast into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もうしこみ]
    (n) application; entry; request; subscription; offer; proposal; overture; challenge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [おいこむ]
    (v5m) to herd; to corner; to drive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [わりこむ]
    (v5m) to cut in; to thrust oneself into; to wedge oneself in; to muscle in on; to interrupt; to disturb   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [みこみ]
    (n) forecast; prospects; expectation; hope   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [のりこむ]
    (v5m) (1) to board; to embark on; to get into (a car); to ship (passengers); to man (a ship); to help (someone) into; (2) to march into; to enter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [くみこむ]
    (v5m) to insert; to include; to cut in (printing)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [おしこむ]
    (v5m) to push into; to crowd into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [おちこむ]
    (v5m) to fall into; to feel down (sad)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • み   [ぜいこみ]
    (n) tax included (e.g. price); before tax (e.g. salary)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [いきごみ]
    (n) ardor; enthusiasm   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [おくりこむ]
    (v5m) to send in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [もちこみ]
    (n) bring-your-own (e.g. food and drink); carry-on luggage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [もちこむ]
    (v5m,vt) to lodge; to take something into ..; to bring in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [かりこむ]
    (v5m) to cut; to dress; to prune; to trim; to clip   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [まるめこむ]
    (v5m) to coax; to seduce   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [うちこみ]
    (n) driving; pounding in; shooting into; falling badly in love; putting (one's heart) into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [ふきこむ]
    (v5m) to blow into; to breathe into; to inspire; to lay down a recording (music, video, etc.); to indoctrinate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [そそぎこむ]
    (v5m) to pour into; to put into; to invest in; to inject; to impregnate; to infuse; to instill; to implant; to imbue   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [かけこみ]
    (n) last-minute rush; stampede   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [しこみ]
    (n) training; stocking up; preparation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [にこむ]
    (v5m) to cook together; to boil well   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [かきこみ]
    (n,vs) writing; entry (e.g. form)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [かきこむ]
    (v5m) to fill in (writing)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [もうしこみ]
    (n) application; entry; request; subscription; offer; proposal; overture; challenge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [とびこみ]
    (n) jump; plunge; dive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [なぐりこみ]
    (n) raid   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [つけこむ]
    (v5m) to take advantage of; to impose on; to make an entry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [ながれこむ]
    (v5m) to flow; to pour; to stream   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [まきこむ]
    (v5m) to roll up; to involve; to enfold; to swallow up; to drag into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [つめこむ]
    (v5m) to cram; to stuff; to jam; to squeeze; to pack; to crowd   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [もりこむ]
    (v5m) to incorporate; to include   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [まきこむ]
    (v5m) to roll up; to involve; to enfold; to swallow up; to drag into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [とりこみ]
    (n) confusion   [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.