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

stroke order illustration  
heap up
pile up
nest of boxes

Bushu (Radical) Info:
ノ (てん) – kana-no
里 (さと) – village
Henshall Mnemonic: heavy vehicle has double wheels
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #193 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • い   [おもい]
    (adj) (1) heavy; massive; (2) serious; important; severe; oppressed   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [きちょう]
    (adj-na,n) precious; valuable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おもに]
    (n) load; heavy burden; encumbrance; heavy freight; heavy responsibility   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうし]
    (n,vs) importance; stress; serious consideration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうだい]
    (adj-na,n) serious; important; grave; weighty   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうよう]
    (adj-na,n) important; momentous; essential; principal; major   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんちょう]
    (adj-na,n) discretion; prudence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そんちょう]
    (n) respect; esteem; regard   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいじゅう]
    (n) one's body weight   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [げんじゅう]
    (adj-na,n) strict; rigour; severe; firm; strong; secure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たい   [おもたい]
    (adj) heavy; massive; serious; important; severe; oppressed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • なる   [かさなる]
    (v5r) to be piled up; lie on top of one another; overlap each other   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ねる   [かさねる]
    (v1) to pile up; to put something on another; to heap up; to add; to repeat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうたい]
    (adj-na,n) seriously ill; serious condition; critical state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうてん]
    (n) important point; lay stress on; colon; emphasis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうやく]
    (n) director; high executive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうりょう]
    (n) (1) weight; (2) heavyweight boxer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうりょく]
    (n) gravity   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • んじる   [おもんじる]
    (v1) to respect; to honor; to esteem; to prize   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • んずる   [おもんずる]
    (vz) to honor; to respect; to esteem; to prize   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうふく]
    (n,vs) duplication; repetition; overlapping; redundancy; restoration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうふく]
    (n,vs) duplication; repetition; overlapping; redundancy; restoration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうほう]
    (adj-na,n,vs) priceless treasure; convenience; usefulness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひじゅう]
    (n) specific gravity; weight; part   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ひとえ]
    (n) one layer; single   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かじゅう]
    (n) weighting (in averaging); aggravation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きちょうひん]
    (n) valuables; treasures   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ここのえ]
    (n) ninefold; imperial palace; the Court   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいじゅうてん]
    very important point   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんじゅう]
    (n) triple; treble; threefold; three-ply; triplicate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しじゅうそう]
    (n) instrumental quartet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [おもき]
    (n) importance; emphasis; stress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • さ   [おもさ]
    (n) weight   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [おもし]
    (n) weight   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わせ   [かさねあわせ]
    superposition (physics)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [おもみ]
    (n) importance; weight; dignity; emphasis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [おもる]
    (v5r) to get heavy; to grow serious   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうあつ]
    (n) pressure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうかさんぜい]
    (n) heavy additional tax(ation)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • しい   [おもくるしい]
    (adj) heavy; gloomy; awkward; cumbrous; oppressive; leaden   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうこう]
    (adj-na,n) thickness; composure and dignity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうこうぎょう]
    (n) heavy industry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうしょう]
    (n) serious wound or injury   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうしょう]
    (n) serious illness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうしん]
    (n) center of gravity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうせき]
    (n) heavy responsibility   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうそう]
    (n) multistoried; multilayered   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうたい]
    (adj-na,n) seriously ill; serious condition; critical state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうちん]
    (n) leader; authority; mainstay   [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.