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

stroke order illustration  
English:
focus
government ministry
conserve
On-Yomi:
セイ
ショウ
Kun-Yomi:
かえり.みる
はぶ.く
さとし
Bushu (Radical) Info:
ノ (てん) – kana-no
目 (め) – eye
Henshall Mnemonic: few eyes examine ministry: an omission
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #548 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  • く   [はぶく]
    (v5k) to omit; to eliminate; to curtail; to economize   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [しょうりゃく]
    (n,vs) omission; abbreviation; abridgment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんせい]
    (n,vs) reflection; reconsideration; introspection; meditation; contemplation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • みる   [かえりみる]
    (v1) to reflect   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [うんゆしょう]
    Ministry of Transport   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がいむしょう]
    Department of Foreign Affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きせい]
    (n,vs) homecoming; returning home   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんせつしょう]
    Ministry of Construction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせいしょう]
    Ministry of Health and Welfare   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくむしょう]
    State Department   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんせい]
    (n) frequent reflection (meditation)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じちしょう]
    Ministry of Home Affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じせい]
    (n) self-examination; reflection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • エネルギー   [しょうエネルギー]
    (n) energy conservation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうちょう]
    (n) ministries and government offices; the authorities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうりょく]
    (n) labor saving   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうれい]
    (n) ministerial ordinance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おおくらしょう]
    Ministry of Finance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つうさんしょう]
    Ministry of International Trade and Industry; MITI   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうしょう]
    (n) the said ministry; the same ministry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないせい]
    (n,vs) introspection; reflection on one's self   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんぶしょう]
    (n) (abbr) Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほうむしょう]
    Ministry of Justice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんしょう]
    (n) this ministry; the home office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうせいしょう]
    Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ろうどうしょう]
    Ministry of Labor   [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.