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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 土 (つち) – earth
Henshall Mnemonic: place where sun shines down on ground
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #52 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [こうじょう]
    (n) factory; plant; mill; workshop   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうば]
    (n) factory; plant; mill; workshop   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ばあい]
    (n-adv,n) case; situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ばしょ]
    (n) place; location   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひこうじょう]
    (n) airport   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいじょう]
    (n) assembly hall; meeting place; the grounds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうしゃじょう]
    (n) parking lot; parking place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うりば]
    (adj-no,n) place where things are sold; sales floor; counter (in shop)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ば]
    (n) place; field (physics)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ばめん]
    (n) scene; setting (e.g. of novel)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げきじょう]
    (n) theatre; playhouse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にゅうじょう]
    (n) entrance; admission; entering   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんば]
    (n) actual spot; scene; scene of the crime   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅつじょう]
    (n) (stage) appearance; participation; performance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちば]
    (n) (1) (town) market; (2) (the) marketplace   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たちば]
    (n) standpoint; position; situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [しょくば]
    (n) one's post; place of work; workplace   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さかば]
    (n) bar; bar-room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうじょう]
    (n,vs) (1) entry (on stage); appearance (on screen); (2) entrance; introduction (into a market)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひろば]
    (n) plaza   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼくじょう]
    (n) (1) farm (livestock); (2) pasture land; meadow; grazing land   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [どうじょう]
    (n) (arch) dojo; hall used for martial arts training; mandala   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まんじょう]
    (n-adv,n-t) unanimous; whole audience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんば]
    (n) home; habitat; center; best place; genuine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうば]
    (n) market price; speculation; estimation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • 調   [しじょうちょうさ]
    market research   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふゆば]
    (n) the winter season   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうじょう]
    (n) baseball stadium   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あしば]
    (n) scaffold; footing; foothold   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なつば]
    (n) summertime   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なつばしょ]
    (n) summer wrestling tournament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しけんじょう]
    (n) examination hall (room); laboratory   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はるばしょ]
    (n) the spring sumo tournament   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りゅうちじょう]
    (n) police cell; place of detention   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎじょう]
    (n) assembly hall; the House   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいじょう]
    (n) funeral hall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎょじょう]
    (n) fishing grounds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はとば]
    (n) wharf; quay; landing-stage; jetty   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [ばちがい]
    (adj-na,exp,n) out-of-place; inappropriate; sticking out like a sore thumb   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうがい]
    (n) outside the hall or stadium; off the premises   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いばしょ]
    (n) whereabouts   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みせば]
    (n) highlight scene (of play)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うおいちば]
    (n) fish market   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうない]
    (n) on the grounds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいすいよくじょう]
    seawater baths   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おどりば]
    (n) dance hall; dance floor; landing (stairs)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふろば]
    (n) bathroom   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まちやくば]
    (n) town hall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しごとば]
    (n) place where one works; construction site; working area   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どたんば]
    (n) scaffold; last moment; eleventh hour   [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.