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

stroke order illustration  
counter for vehicles
Bushu (Radical) Info: ノ (てん) – kana-no
Henshall Mnemonic: two come riding
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #377 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • る   [のる]
    (v5r) (1) to get on; to ride in; to board; to mount; to get up on; to spread (paints); to be taken in; (2) to share in; to join; to be found in (a dictionary); to feel like doing; to be mentioned in; to be in harmony with; (3) to appear (in print); to be recorded   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • える   [のりかえる]
    (v1) to transfer (trains); to change (bus, train)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [のりもの]
    (n) vehicle   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • せる   [のせる]
    (v1) to place on (something); to take on board; to give a ride; to let (one) take part; to impose on; to record; to mention; to load (luggage); to publish; to run (an ad)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうきゃく]
    (n) passenger   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • し   [のりこし]
    (n) riding past (one's station)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうしゃ]
    (n,vs) taking a train; entraining   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • る   [のっとる]
    (v5r) to capture; to occupy; to usurp   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [のりかえ]
    (n) transfer (trains, buses, etc.)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [のりこむ]
    (v5m) (1) to board; to embark on; to get into (a car); to ship (passengers); to man (a ship); to help (someone) into; (2) to march into; to enter   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [とうじょう]
    (n,vs) embarkation; boarding (an airplane)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうじょう]
    (n,vs) riding together; riding with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんじょう]
    (n) riding separately   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [いちばんのり]
    (n) leader of a charge; first to arrive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • じる   [じょうじる]
    (v1) to take advantage of; to multiply (in math); to follow blindly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ずる   [じょうずる]
    (vz) to take advantage of; to multiply (in math); to follow blindly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうじょう]
    (n) multiplication; synergism   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [あいのり]
    (n) riding together   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [のっとり]
    (n) capture; takeover; hijack; skyjacking   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 便   [びんじょう]
    (n,vs) taking advantage of a ride or an opportunity; taking a ship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [のり]
    (n,n-suf) riding; ride; spread (of paints); (two)-seater; mood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [のりこえる]
    (v1) to climb over; to ride across; to surmount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [のりこす]
    (v5s) to ride past; to pass; to outdistance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [のりまわす]
    (v5s,vt) to drive (a car) around; to ride (a bicycle) around   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんじょう]
    (n) accompanying; escorting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [のりき]
    (adj-na,n) interest; eagerness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [のりおり]
    (n) getting on and off   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [なのり]
    (n) name readings of kanji; self-introduction; announcement of candidature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [なのりでる]
    (v1) to introduce oneself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [なのる]
    (v5r) to call oneself (name, label, etc)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [のりだす]
    (v5s) (1) to set out; to set sail; (2) to embark on; to begin to ride; (3) to lean forward   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [のりば]
    (n) place for boarding vehicles   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れる   [のりおくれる]
    (v1) to miss (train, bus, etc)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょういん]
    (n) crew   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [のりこし]
    (n) riding past (one's station)   [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.