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

stroke order illustration  
take up
Bushu (Radical) Info:
又 (また) – furthermore
耳 (みみ) – ear
Henshall Mnemonic: hand takes control of ear
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #122 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • る   [とる]
    (v5r) to take; to pick up; to harvest; to earn; to choose   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • える   [とりかえる]
    (v1) to exchange; to replace   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • げる   [とりあげる]
    (v1) to take up; to pick up; to disqualify; to confiscate; to deprive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れる   [とれる]
    (v1) to come off; to be taken off; to be removed; to be obtained; to leave; to come out (e.g. photo); to be interpreted   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [うけとる]
    (v5r) to receive; to get; to accept; to take; to interpret; to understand   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • す   [とりだす]
    (v5s) to take out; to produce; to pick out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [とりけす]
    (v5s) to cancel   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れる   [とりいれる]
    (v1) to harvest; to take in; to adopt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけとり]
    (n) receipt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かきとり]
    (n) dictation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • る   [ひきとる]
    (v5r) to take charge of; to take over; to retire to a private place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ひきとる]
    (v5r) to take charge of; to take over; to retire to a private place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とって]
    (n) handle; grip; knob   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [とりあつかい]
    (n) treatment; service; handling; management   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [とりあつかう]
    (v5u) to treat; to handle; to deal in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [とりまく]
    (v5k) to surround; to circle; to enclose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • えず   [とりあえず]
    (adv,n) at once; first of all; for the time being   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • せる   [とりよせる]
    (v1) to order; to send away for   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぐ   [とりつぐ]
    (v5g) to act as an agent for; to announce (someone); to convey (a message)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [とりのぞく]
    (v5k) to remove; to take away; to set apart   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まり   [とりしまり]
    (n) control; management; supervision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まる   [とりしまる]
    (v5r) to manage; to control; to supervise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [とりわけ]
    (adv,n) (uk) especially; above all   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [とりもどす]
    (v5s) to take back; to regain   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりあつかい]
    (n) treatment; service; handling; management   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • ちり   [ちりとり]
    (n) dustpan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ちりり   [ちりとり]
    (n) dustpan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • やりり   [やりとり]
    (n) giving and taking; exchange (of letters); arguing back and forth; (conversational) exchange   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ひきとり]
    (n) leaving; accepting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [よこどり]
    (n) usurpation; snatching; seizure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [かりとる]
    (v5r) to mow; to reap; to harvest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [かんじとる]
    (v5r) to feel   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [まどり]
    (n) plan of a house; arrangement of rooms   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せきとり]
    (n) ranking sumo wrestler in the makuuchi (senior-grade) or juryo (junior-grade) divisions   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [きどる]
    (v5r) to affect; to put on airs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [くみとる]
    (v5r) to scoop out; to pump out; to understand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうとりい]
    (n) (abbr) Fair Trade Commission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせいとりひきいいんかい]
    Fair Trade Commission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さしゅ]
    (n,vs) exploitation; fraud; swindle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいしゅ]
    (n) picking; collecting; harvesting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくしゅ]
    (n,vs) exploitation; squeezing; sweating   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • りまとめる   [とりまとめる]
    (v1) to collect; to arrange; to settle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりあつかい]
    (n) treatment; service; handling; management   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [とりかこむ]
    (v5m) to surround; to crowd around   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • げ   [とりさげ]
    (n) withdrawal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [とりこわし]
    (n) demolition; pulling down; destruction; dismantling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [とりはずす]
    (v5s) to dismantle; to take something away; to detach   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [とりかかる]
    (v5r) to begin; to set about; to start   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • らい   [とりはからい]
    (n) arrangement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • め   [とりきめ]
    (n) decision; agreement   [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.