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

stroke order illustration  
English:
feelings
emotion
passion
sympathy
circumstances
facts
On-Yomi:
ジョウ
セイ
Kun-Yomi:
なさ.け
Bushu (Radical) Info:
心 (シン, こころ, -ごころ, りっしんべん) – heart; mind; spirit
攸 (ユウ, ところ) – distant, far; adverbial prefix; relaxed; at ease; place
Henshall Mnemonic: heart made blue with feeling of pity
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 5
Frequency: #235 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  •   [あいじょう]
    (n) love; affection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんじょう]
    (n) emotion(s); feeling(s); sentiment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じじょう]
    (n) circumstances; consideration; conditions; situation; reasons   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうほう]
    (n) (1) information; news; (2) (military) intelligence; (3) gossip   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひょうじょう]
    (n) facial expression   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうじょう]
    (n) friendship; fellowship   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [くじょう]
    (n) complaint; troubles; objection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅんじょう]
    (adj-na,n) pure heart; naivete; self-sacrificing devotion   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [じつじょう]
    (n) real condition; actual circumstances; actual state of affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょう]
    (n) feelings; emotion; passion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [なさけ]
    (n) sympathy; compassion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [なさけぶかい]
    (adj) tender-hearted; compassionate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうしょ]
    (n) emotion; feeling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうちょ]
    (n) emotion; feeling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうせい]
    (n) state of things; condition; situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうねつ]
    (adj-na,n) passion; enthusiasm; zeal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんじょう]
    (n) mentality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんじょう]
    (n) (1) humanity; empathy; kindness; sympathy; human nature; (2) common sense; customs and manners   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうじょう]
    (n,vs) sympathy; compassion; sympathize; pity; feel for   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [かんじょうてき]
    (adj-na) emotional; sentimental   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうじょう]
    (adj-na,n) obstinacy; stubbornness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げきじょう]
    (n) violent emotion; passion; fury   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくじょう]
    (n) conditions of a country   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しじょう]
    (n) poetic sentiment; poetic interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょじょう]
    (n) lyricism; description or expression of one's feelings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • けない   [なさけない]
    (adj) miserable; pitiable; shameful; deplorable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうかん]
    (n) feeling; sensitivity; emotion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうけい]
    (n) spectacle; sight; scene   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうほうかしゃかい]
    information society   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうほうさんぎょう]
    information industry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうほうしょり]
    (n) data processing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうほうぶ]
    information bureau   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじょう]
    (n) political situation; political affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちんじょう]
    (n) petition; appeal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないじょう]
    (n) internal conditions; true state of affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふぜい]
    (n) appearance; air; taste; elegance; entertainment; hospitality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むじょう]
    (adj-na,n) heartlessness; hardness; cruelty; ruthless   [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.