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

stroke order illustration  
English:
heart
mind
spirit
On-Yomi:
シン
Kun-Yomi:
こころ
-ごころ
りっしんべん
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]
  •   [こころ]
    (n) mind; heart; spirit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんぱい]
    (adj-na,n,vs) worry; concern; anxiety; care   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

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

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [くしん]
    (n,vs) pain; trouble; anxiety; diligence; hard work   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんしん]
    (n) mind and body   [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

  •   [いっしん]
    (adv,n) one mind; wholeheartedness; the whole heart   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんじん]
    (adj-na,n) essential; fundamental; crucial; vital; main   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しん]
    (n) core; heart; wick; marrow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [こころがけ]
    (n) readiness; intention; aim   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [こころがける]
    (v1) to bear in mind; to aim to do   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [こころづよい]
    (adj) heartening; reassuring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [こころぼそい]
    (adj) helpless; forlorn; hopeless; unpromising; lonely; discouraging; disheartening   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんじょう]
    (n) mentality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ここち]
    (n) feeling; sensation; mood   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [あんしんかん]
    sense of security   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • に   [いっしんに]
    (adv) with one mind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えんしんりょく]
    (n) centrifugal force   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいしん]
    (n) congeniality; satisfaction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくしん]
    (n) kernel; core   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんしんじ]
    (n) matter of concern and interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きごころ]
    (n) temper; disposition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎしん]
    (n) doubt; suspicion; fear; apprehension   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうしんりょく]
    (n) centripetal force   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いごこち]
    (n) comfort   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょえいしん]
    (n) vanity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょしん]
    (adj-na,n) impartiality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうしんしょう]
    (n) heart attack; angina pectoris   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきしん]
    (n) curiosity; inquisitiveness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいしん]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) careful; discrete; scrupulous; prudent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すみごこち]
    (n) comfort (in living place)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうしん]
    (n) center of gravity   [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]
  • から   [しんから]
    (adv) from the bottom of one's heart; by nature   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • がけ   [こころがけ]
    (n) dedication; mental attitude   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こころいき]
    (n) spirit; disposition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんがい]
    (adj-na,n) wholly unexpected; regrettable; unthinkable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんきょう]
    (n) mental state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんきん]
    (n) heart muscle; myocardium   [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.