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Bushu (Radical) Info: 戸 (とびらのと) – door
Henshall Mnemonic: chop down door with ax to get into place
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #221 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [ばしょ]
    (n) place; location   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうしょ]
    (n) address (e.g. of house); residence; domicile   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむしょ]
    (n) office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんじょ]
    (n) neighbourhood   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ていりゅうじょ]
    (n) bus or tram stop   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • が   [ところが]
    (conj) however; while; even if   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • で   [ところで]
    by the way; even if; no matter what   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せい]
    (n) cause; reason; fault   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いわゆる]
    (adj-pn,adv) the so-called; so to speak   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [たんしょ]
    (n) (1) defect; demerit; weak point; (2) disadvantage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 便   [べんじょ]
    (n) toilet; lavatory; rest room; latrine; comfort station   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいしょ]
    (n) famous place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうしょ]
    (n) (1) strong point; merit; (2) advantage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 々   [ところどころ]
    (n-adv,n-t) here and there; some parts (of something)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かしょ]
    (n) passage; place; point; part   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [やくしょ]
    (n) government office; public office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よそ]
    (n) another place; somewhere else; strange parts   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [かしょ]
    (n) passage; place; point; part   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょざい]
    (n) whereabouts   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょじ]
    (n,vs) possession; owning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょぞく]
    (n) attached to; belong to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょてい]
    (n) fixed; prescribed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょとく]
    (n) income; earnings   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [とうひょうしょ]
    (n) polling place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょよう]
    (adj-no,n) required; needed; necessary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほけんしょ]
    (n) health care center   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なつばしょ]
    (n) summer wrestling tournament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はるばしょ]
    (n) the spring sumo tournament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごかいじょ]
    (n) commercial go-playing parlour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じぎょうしょ]
    (n) plant; enterprise place; office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようしょ]
    (n) important point; important position   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むしょぞく]
    (n) independent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいむしょ]
    (n) prison; penitentiary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうしょ]
    (n) vitals; tender spot; secret; key   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いばしょ]
    (n) whereabouts   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しやくしょ]
    (n) municipal office; council; city hall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅっちょうじょ]
    (n) branch office; agency; sub-branch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごしょ]
    (n) old imperial palace   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうきょうしょうけんとりひきじょ]
    (n) Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えいぎょうしょ]
    business office; place of business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はしゅつじょ]
    (n) local police station   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうゆじょ]
    petrol filling station   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かり   [あずかりじょ]
    (n) cloakroom; parcel room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほようじょ]
    sanatorium; rest home   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ししょ]
    (n) branch (office)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしょ]
    (n) high altitude; heights; elevation; broad view   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ずいしょ]
    (n) everywhere   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だついじょ]
    (n) dressing room; bath house   [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.