Study Japanese language, Kanji; learn about Japanese travel, culture, life, music (JPOP) and more

Kanji Study

You can use this page to randomly display a Kanji, display a specific Kanji or display a previous Kanji of the Day from the mailing lists.

Display random Jōyō Kanji

Display random kanji by grade level: Grade 1  |   Grade 2  |   Grade 3  |   Grade 4  |   Grade 5  |   Grade 6

Display random kanji by JLPT level: N1  |   N2  |   N3  |   N4  |   N5

Find a previous mailing list Kanji:    

Find a specific Kanji:  


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

stroke order illustration  
English:
springtime
spring (season)
On-Yomi:
シュン
Kun-Yomi:
はる
あずま
かす
すの

わら
Bushu (Radical) Info: 日 (にち) – sun
Henshall Mnemonic: three people enjoy spring sun
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #579 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it.
Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC.
Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).

Click [Jisho] to look up the word at Jisho.org.

JLPT N5 Words

  •   [はる]
    (n-adv,n-t) spring   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [せいしゅん]
    (adj-no,n) youth; springtime of life; adolescent   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [こんしゅん]
    (n-adv,n-t) this spring; next spring; last spring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくしゅん]
    (n-adv,n-t) last spring; the spring of last year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ししゅんき]
    (n) puberty   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅんかしゅうとう]
    (n-adv,n-t) spring, summer, autumn and winter; the four seasons   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅんき]
    (n) spring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [はるやすみ]
    (n) spring break; spring vacation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅんじゅう]
    (n) spring and autumn; months and years   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はるばしょ]
    (n) the spring sumo tournament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はるさき]
    (n-adv,n-t) beginning of spring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅんとう]
    (n) spring offensive (Japanese unions)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅんぶん]
    (n) vernal equinox   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんしゅん]
    (n) New Year (Spring)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうしゅん]
    (n-adv,n) early spring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ばいしゅん]
    (n) prostitution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ばいしゅんふ]
    (n) prostitute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんげいしゅんじゅう]
    name of publishing company   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいしゅん]
    (n-t) next spring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りっしゅん]
    (n) first day of spring   [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.