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English: left On-Yomi: サ シャ Kun-Yomi: ひだり そ
Bushu (Radical) Info: 工 (たくみ) – craft
Henshall Mnemonic: left hand steadies carpenter's square
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1 Frequency: #630 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji: Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it. Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC. Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).
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JLPT N5 Words 左 [ひだり] (n) left hand side [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N3 Words 左 右 [さゆう] (n,vs) (1) left and right; (2) influence; control; domination [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N2 Words 左 様なら [さようなら] (conj,int) (uk) good-bye [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 左 利き [ひだりきき] (n) left-handedness; sake drinker; left-hander [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 右 往 左 往 [うおうさおう] (n) move about in confusion; go every which way; going right and left; this way and that [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 向かって 左 [むかってひだり] on the left as one faces (it) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 記 [さき] (n) undermentioned (statement); following [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 手 [ひだりて] (n) left hand [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 遷 [させん] (n,vs) demotion; degradation [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 前 [ひだりまえ] (n) downward course; being badly off; wearing a kimono with the right side tucked under the left [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 側 [ひだりがわ] (n) left; left (hand) side [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 派 [さは] (n) left wing [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 様なら [さよなら] (conj,int) (uk) good-bye [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 翼 [さよく] (n) left wing [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 左 腕 [さわん] (n) (1) left arm; (2) left-handed (baseball pitcher) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]