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

stroke order illustration  
English:
place
On-Yomi:
ショ
Kun-Yomi:
ところ
-ところ
どころ
とこ
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

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

JLPT N3 Words

  • 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]
  •   [ていりゅうじょ]
    (n) bus or tram stop   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [かしょ]
    (n) passage; place; point; part   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 々   [ところどころ]
    (n-adv,n-t) here and there; some parts (of something)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たんしょ]
    (n) (1) defect; demerit; weak point; (2) disadvantage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうしょ]
    (n) (1) strong point; merit; (2) advantage   [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]
  •   [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

  •   [えいぎょうしょ]
    business office; place of business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なつばしょ]
    (n) summer wrestling tournament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうけいじょ]
    (n) restroom; lounge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうしょ]
    (n) vitals; tender spot; secret; key   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうゆじょ]
    petrol filling station   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いばしょ]
    (n) whereabouts   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしんじょ]
    (n) detective agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くやくしょ]
    (n) ward office; council (regional)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいむしょ]
    (n) prison; penitentiary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいけんきゅうしょ]
    economics research centre   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんきゅうじょ]
    (n) research establishment (institute, laboratory, etc.)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みどころ]
    (n) highlight; promise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんじゅうしょ]
    (n) (present) address   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごしょ]
    (n) old imperial palace   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごかいじょ]
    (n) commercial go-playing parlour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうちしょ]
    (n) prison; detention house   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうしょ]
    (n) high altitude; heights; elevation; broad view   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいばんしょ]
    (n) court; courthouse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しやくしょ]
    (n) municipal office; council; city hall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ししょ]
    (n) branch (office)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いたるところ]
    (adv,n-t) everywhere   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じぎょうしょ]
    (n) plant; enterprise place; office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうようじょ]
    (n) home; asylum; camp   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅっちょうじょ]
    (n) branch office; agency; sub-branch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はるばしょ]
    (n) the spring sumo tournament   [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.