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Bushu (Radical) Info: 宀 (うかんむり) – crown
Henshall Mnemonic: in reality, a big six-armed man is in the house!
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #68 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かくじつ]
    (adj-na,n) certainty; reliability; soundness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんじつ]
    (n) reality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じじつ]
    (n-adv,n) fact; truth; reality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [み]
    (n) fruit; nut; seed; content; good result   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • に   [じつに]
    (adv) indeed; truly; surely   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • は   [じつは]
    (adv,exp) as a matter of fact; by the way   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっけん]
    (n) experiment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつげん]
    (n,vs) implementation; materialization; realization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっこう]
    (n,vs) practice; performance; execution (e.g. program); realization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっさい]
    (adj-no,adv,n) practical; actual condition; status quo   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっし]
    (n,vs) enforcement; enact; put into practice; carry out; operation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [かじつ]
    (n) fruit; nut; berry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうじつ]
    (n) excuse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [みのる]
    (v5r) to bear fruit; to ripen   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっかん]
    (n,vs) feelings (actual, true)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっしゅう]
    (n,vs) practice; training; drill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっせき]
    (n) achievements; actual results   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつぶつ]
    (n) real thing; original   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつよう]
    (n) practical use; utility   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつりょく]
    (n) merit; efficiency; arms; force   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつれい]
    (n) example; illustration   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [じつ]
    (n) truth; reality; sincerity; fidelity; kindness; faith; substance; essence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっか]
    (n) (one's parents') home   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつぎょうか]
    (n) industrialist; businessman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっしつ]
    (n) substance; essence   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [かくじっけん]
    (n) nuclear (bomb) test   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きせいじじつ]
    established fact   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんじつ]
    (adj-na,n) steady; sound; reliable; solid   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しじつ]
    (n) historical fact   [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]
  • り   [みのり]
    (n) crop; harvest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつえん]
    (n,vs) stage show; performance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつぎ]
    (n) practical skill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっきょう]
    (n) real condition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつぎょう]
    (n) industry; business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっけい]
    (n) a jail sentence; imprisonment without a stay of execution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっけい]
    (n) one's own elder brother   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっけん]
    (n) real power   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっけんしつ]
    (n) laboratory   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっこう]
    (n) efficacy; efficiency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつざい]
    (n,vs) reality; existence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっし]
    (n) one's own child   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっしつてき]
    (adj-na) substantially   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっしょう]
    (n) actual proof   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっすう]
    (n) real number   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっせい]
    (adj-no,n) actual; real; true   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっせん]
    (n) combat; actual fighting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっそう]
    (n) reality; real state of affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつぞう]
    (n) real image; one's real life   [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.