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

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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 shows stroke damage
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #157 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [あんしん]
    (adj-na,n,vs) relief; peace of mind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんぱい]
    (adj-na,n,vs) worry; concern; anxiety; care   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こころ]
    (n) mind; heart; spirit   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [しんぞう]
    (n) heart   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けっしん]
    (n,vs) determination; resolution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんり]
    (n) mentality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようじん]
    (n,vs) care; precaution; guarding; caution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんしん]
    (adj-na,n,vs) admiration; Well done!   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねっしん]
    (adj-na,n) zeal; enthusiasm   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんしん]
    (n) concern; interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうしん]
    (n) center; core; heart; pivot; emphasis; balance   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [しんしん]
    (n) mind and body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くしん]
    (n,vs) pain; trouble; anxiety; diligence; hard work   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たり   [こころあたり]
    (n) having some knowledge of; happening to know   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [こころえる]
    (v1) to be informed; to have thorough knowledge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [としん]
    (n) heart (of city)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ここち]
    (n) feeling; sensation; mood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんじゅう]
    (n,vs) double suicide; lovers suicide   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないしん]
    (n-adv,n-t) innermost thoughts; real intention; inmost heart; one's mind; in the heart   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こころえ]
    (n) knowledge; information   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [やしん]
    (n) ambition; aspiration; designs; treachery   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しん]
    (n) core; heart; wick; marrow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんじん]
    (adj-na,n) essential; fundamental; crucial; vital; main   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りょうしん]
    (n) conscience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [こころがけ]
    (n) readiness; intention; aim   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [じゅうしん]
    (n) center of gravity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんすい]
    (n,vs) adoration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんぞうびょう]
    (n) heart trouble; heart disease   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくしん]
    (n) kernel; core   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [こころまち]
    (n) anticipation; expectation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きごころ]
    (n) temper; disposition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えんしんりょく]
    (n) centrifugal force   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんちゅう]
    (n) in one's heart; true motives; mind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いごこち]
    (n) comfort   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あんしんかん]
    sense of security   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むしん]
    (adj-na,n) innocent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふしん]
    (n,vs) taking pains to; racking one's brains; doing everything one can   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいしん]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) careful; discrete; scrupulous; prudent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんふぜん]
    (n) heart failure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふくしん]
    (adj-no,n) one's confidant; trusted friend; trusted retainer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんりがく]
    (n) psychology   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すみごこち]
    (n) comfort (in living place)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こいごころ]
    (n) one's love; awakening of love   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんろう]
    (n) anxiety; worry; fear   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうしんしょう]
    (n) heart attack; angina pectoris   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ろしん]
    (n) nuclear reactor core   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんしん]
    (n) true feelings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょしん]
    (adj-na,n) original intention; initial resolution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょしんしゃ]
    (n) beginner   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ものごころ]
    (n) judgment; discretion   [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.