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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

  •   [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]
  •   [じじつ]
    (n-adv,n) fact; truth; reality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくじつ]
    (adj-na,n) certainty; reliability; soundness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんじつ]
    (n) 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]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [じっしゅう]
    (n,vs) practice; training; drill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かじつ]
    (n) fruit; nut; berry   [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]
  •   [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]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [じっしつ]
    (n) substance; essence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじつ]
    (adj-na,n) sincere; honest; faithful   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつじょう]
    (n) real condition; actual circumstances; actual state of affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっせん]
    (n,vs) practice; put into practice   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [じっこう]
    (n) efficacy; efficiency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかくじつ]
    (adj-na,n) uncertain; unreliable; inauthentic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むじつ]
    (n) innocent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつざい]
    (n,vs) reality; existence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくじっけん]
    (n) nuclear (bomb) test   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっし]
    (n) one's own child   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないじつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) the facts   [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]
  •   [けんじつ]
    (adj-na,n) steady; sound; reliable; solid   [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]
  •   [じったい]
    (n) substance; entity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 調   [じったいちょうさ]
    factual investigation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつだん]
    (n) live bullets; live ammunition; ball cartridge; money   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じっち]
    (n) practice; the actual site   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じってい]
    (n) one's (biological) younger brother   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつむ]
    (n) practical business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつめい]
    (n) real name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつようてき]
    (adj-na) practical   [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.