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

stroke order illustration  
lie down
remain unsold
Bushu (Radical) Info: 宀 (うかんむり) – crown
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 8
Frequency: #1034 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • る   [ねる]
    (v1) to go to bed; to lie down; to sleep   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [ねぼう]
    (n,vs) sleeping in late   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ひるね]
    (n,vs) nap (at home); siesta   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねまき]
    (n) sleep-wear; nightclothes; pyjamas; nightgown; nightdress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねまき]
    (n) sleep-wear; nightclothes; pyjamas; nightgown; nightdress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんだい]
    (n) bed; couch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あさねぼう]
    (n,vs) oversleeping; late riser   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • かせる   [ねかせる]
    (v1) to put to bed; to lay down; to ferment   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ね]
    (n) sleep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かす   [ねかす]
    (v5s) to put to sleep; to lay (something) on its side   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぼける   [ねぼける]
    (v1) to be half asleep; to be still only half awake   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ごす   [ねすごす]
    (v5s) to oversleep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [ねまき]
    (n) sleep-wear; nightclothes; pyjamas; nightgown; nightdress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねがお]
    (n) sleeping face   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • しい   [ねぐるしい]
    (adj) unable to sleep well   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんぐ]
    (n) bedding   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねごと]
    (n) talking in sleep; nonsense   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんしつ]
    (n) bedroom   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねどこ]
    (n) bed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねぞう]
    (n) one's sleeping posture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねいき]
    (n) sleeper's breathing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぶ   [ねころぶ]
    (v5b) (uk) to lie down; to throw oneself down   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうしん]
    (n,vs) going to bed; retiring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まり   [ねとまり]
    (n) staying or lodging at   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [ねつき]
    (n) quality (ease, difficulty) of one's sleep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [ねつく]
    (v5k) (1) to go to bed; to go to sleep; to fall asleep; (2) to be laid up (with a cold); to be ill in bed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ねがえり]
    (n) turning over while sleeping in bed; betrayal; double-crossing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ねがえる]
    (v5r) to change sides; to double-cross; to betray   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [ねびえ]
    (n) get chilled while asleep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はやね]
    (n,vs) go to bed early   [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.