Kanji Information Sheet for 字 (JLPT N4)
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Kanji Information Sheet for 字  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

stroke order illustration  
English:
character
letter
word
section of village
On-Yomi:
Kun-Yomi:
あざ
あざな
-な
Bushu (Radical) Info:
子 (こ) – child
宀 (うかんむり) – crown
Henshall Mnemonic: child at home studying letters
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #485 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

  •   [じ]
    (n) character; hand-writing   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [すうじ]
    (n) numeral; figure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もじ]
    (n) letter (of alphabet); character   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんじ]
    (n) letter (of alphabet); character   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • ローマ   [ローマじ]
    (n) transliteration of Japanese in "Roman" or Latin letters; romanization; romaji   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かつじ]
    (n) printing type   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうじ]
    (n) penmanship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みょうじ]
    (n) surname; family name   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [えいじ]
    (n) English letter (character)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くろじ]
    (n) balance (figure) in the black   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あざ]
    (n,suf) section of village   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じたい]
    (n) type; font; lettering   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうじろ]
    (n) crossroads   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あかじ]
    (n) deficit; go in the red   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いちじ]
    (n) letter; character   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よこもじ]
    (n) European writing; cross-wise writing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごじ]
    (n) misprint   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じかく]
    (n) number of strokes in character   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • め   [じづめ]
    (n) number of characters; manuscript paper; printed matter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じけい]
    (n) character style or form   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じすう]
    (n) number of characters or letters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じまく]
    (n) title; subtitle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうじ]
    (adj-na,n) cross; crossed; cruciform   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうじか]
    (n) cross; the Cross (of Christ)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こもじ]
    (n) lower case letters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうようかんじ]
    (n) kanji for common use   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふとじ]
    (n) boldface; bold-type; thick characters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おおもじ]
    (n) (1) upper case letters; large characters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいじ]
    (n) letters in a title   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんじ]
    (n) Braille   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かしらもじ]
    (n) initials; first letter of a word   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みょうじ]
    (n) surname; family name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [もじどおり]
    (n-adv) literally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

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.