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

stroke order illustration  
government ministry
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

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