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

stroke order illustration  
English:
accept
undergo
answer (phone)
take
get
catch
receive
On-Yomi:
ジュ
Kun-Yomi:
う.ける
-う.け
う.かる
じょ
Bushu (Radical) Info:
又 (また) – furthermore
爪 (つめ) – claw
Henshall Mnemonic: one hand receives baton from another hand
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #136 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • ける   [うける]
    (v1) to undertake; to accept; to take (lesson, test, damage); to undergo; to experience; to catch (e.g. a ball); to become popular   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけつけ]
    (n) receipt; acceptance; reception (desk); information desk   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • る   [うけとる]
    (v5r) to receive; to get; to accept; to take; to interpret; to understand   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • ける   [ひきうける]
    (v1) to undertake; to take up; to take over; to be responsible for; to guarantee; to contract (disease)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [うけもつ]
    (v5t) to take (be in) charge of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅけん]
    (n,vs) taking an examination   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけとり]
    (n) receipt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅわき]
    (n) (telephone) receiver   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • ける   [ひきうける]
    (v1) to undertake; to take up; to take over; to be responsible for; to guarantee; to contract (disease)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうじゅ]
    (n,vs) reception; acceptance; enjoyment; being given   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [うかる]
    (v5r) to pass (examination)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぐ   [うけつぐ]
    (v5g) to inherit; to succeed; to take over   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • める   [うけとめる]
    (v1) to catch; to stop the blow; to react to; to take   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [うけとり]
    (n) receipt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れ   [うけいれ]
    (n) receiving; acceptance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れる   [うけいれる]
    (v1) to accept; to receive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [うけつける]
    (v1) to be accepted; to receive (an application)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけみ]
    (adj-na,n) passive; passive voice   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • け   [ひきうけ]
    (n) undertaking; underwriting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんじゅせい]
    (n) sensitivity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [みうける]
    (v1) to catch sight of; to see; to suppose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [うけ]
    (n) receiving; holder; defense; reputation; agreement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけざら]
    (n) saucer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [うけもち]
    (n) charge (of something); matter in one's charge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけとり]
    (n) receipt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけみ]
    (adj-na,n) passive; passive voice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [うけわたし]
    (n) delivery   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [うけつけ]
    (n) receipt; acceptance; reception (desk); information desk   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅえき]
    (n) benefitting by   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅきゅう]
    (n,vs) receiving payments (pension, ration)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅけい]
    (n,vs) punishment; be punished   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅこう]
    (n,vs) taking (attending) lectures   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [うけとり]
    (n) receipt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うけとりにん]
    (n) recipient   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅしょう]
    (n,vs) reception of a decoration or order   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅしょう]
    (n,vs) winning (a prize)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅしん]
    (n,vs) reception (e.g. radio)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅしんき]
    (n) (television, radio, etc.) receiver   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅしん]
    (n,vs) having a medical exam; seeing a doctor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅせい]
    (n,vs) fertilization; impregnation; pollination   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅせいらん]
    (n) fertilized eggs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅぞう]
    (n) television   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅたい]
    (n,vs) conception; fertilization   [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.