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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 亅 (はねぼう) – feathered stick barb
Henshall Mnemonic: handling ten boxes is no small thing
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #18 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [しごと]
    (adj-no,n) work; occupation; employment   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [かじ]
    (n) fire; conflagration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょくじ]
    (n,vs) meal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じこ]
    (n) accident; incident; trouble; circumstances; reasons   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [へんじ]
    (n,vs) reply; answer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむしょ]
    (n) office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようじ]
    (n) tasks; things to do   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいじ]
    (adj-na,n) important; valuable; serious matter   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ぶじ]
    (adj-na,n) safety; peace; quietness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいじ]
    (n) criminal case; (police) detective   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じけん]
    (n) event; affair; incident; case; plot; trouble; scandal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちじ]
    (n) prefectural governor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じじつ]
    (n-adv,n) fact; truth; reality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じじょう]
    (n) circumstances; consideration; conditions; situation; reasons   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じたい]
    (n) situation; present state of affairs; circumstances   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむ]
    (n) business; office work   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむいん]
    (n) clerk   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かじ]
    (n) housework; domestic chores   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ものごと]
    (n) things; everything   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みごと]
    (adj-na,n) splendid; magnificent; beautiful; admirable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [できごと]
    (n) incident; affair; happening; event   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きじ]
    (n) article; news story; report; account   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こと]
    (n) thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    •   [りょうじかん]
      (n) consulate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぎじ]
      (n) proceedings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぎじろく]
      (n) record of proceedings; minutes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けいじじけん]
      criminal case   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こうつうじこ]
      traffic accident   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [けいじせきにん]
      criminal liability   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じぎょうしょ]
      (n) plant; enterprise place; office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じご]
      (n) after-; post-; ex-   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [やまかじ]
      (n) bushfire   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [りじ]
      (n) director; board of directors   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じょじし]
      (n) descriptive poetry; epic poem   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じじつじょう]
      (n,adj-no) (as a) matter of fact; actually; in reality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じじつむこん]
      (n) groundless; entirely contrary to fact   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じしょう]
      (n) phenomenon; matter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ふちじ]
      (n) prefectural governor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しじ]
      (n,vs) study under; looking up; apprentice oneself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [うちゅうかいはつじぎょうだん]
      NASDA; National Space Development Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [そうりょうじ]
      (n) consul general   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しごとば]
      (n) place where one works; construction site; working area   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [とうじ]
      (n) matter under concern   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じてん]
      (n) cyclopedia; encyclopedia   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [とうじしゃ]
      (n) person concerned; interested party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じへん]
      (n) accident; disaster; incident; uprising; emergency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [なにごと]
      (n) (1) what; something; everything; (2) nothing (with neg. verb)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じんじいどう]
      personnel change; personnel shift; reshuffle; (annual) staff reassignment   [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.