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

stroke order illustration  
English:
shake
wave
wag
swing
On-Yomi:
シン
Kun-Yomi:
ふ.る
ぶ.る
ふ.り
-ぶ.り
ふ.るう
ふり
Bushu (Radical) Info: 手 (て) – hand
Levels: JLPT N1 | JLPT 1 (old) | Grade 8
Frequency: #614 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  • る   [ふる]
    (v5r,vt) (1) to wave; to shake; to swing; (2) to sprinkle; (3) to cast (actor); to allocate (work); (4) to turn down (somebody); to reject; to jilt; (5) to abandon; to give up; to ruin   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • り   [ぶり]
    (suf) style; manner   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふりがな]
    furigana (hiragana over kanji); pronunciation key   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [ふりむく]
    (v5k) to turn one's face; to turn around   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [ふるまう]
    (v5u,vt) to behave; to conduct oneself; to entertain   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • り   [ひさしぶり]
    (exp) after a long time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ふり]
    (n,vs) pretence; show; appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [ふりだし]
    (n) outset; starting point; drawing or issuing (draft)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ふりかえる]
    (v5r) to turn head; to look over one's shoulder; to turn around; to look back   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんこう]
    (n) promotion; encouragement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんどう]
    (n,vs) oscillation; vibration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [みぶり]
    (n) gesture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふしん]
    (adj-na,n) dullness; depression; slump; stagnation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • り   [からぶり]
    (n,vs) striking (at something) and missing; in vain   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんしん]
    (n,vs) strike out (baseball); fanning out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [てぶり]
    (n) movements or gestures of hands or arms   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [ふりまわす]
    (v5s) to wield; to brandish; to flourish; to wave (about); to swing; to display; to show off; to abuse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [ふりこみ]
    (n) a payment made via bank deposit transfer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [ふりこむ]
    (v5m) to make a payment via bank deposit transfer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふりこ]
    (n) pendulum   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ふりきる]
    (v5r) to shake off; to shake free from   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [ふりかえ]
    (n) transfer (money); change   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [ふりつけ]
    (n) choreography   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [ふるまい]
    (n) behavior; conduct   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふりかえ]
    (n) transfer (money); change   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんぷく]
    (n) amplitude (of vibration); swing of pendulum   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だつさんしん]
    (n) striking a batter out   [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.