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Kanji Information Sheet for 針 ( PDF version )
Bushu (Radical) Info: 金 (かね) – metal
Henshall Mnemonic: ten metal needles
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #505 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers
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JLPT N3 Words
- 針 [はり]
(n) needle; fish hook; pointer; hand (e.g. clock) [K] [D] [Jisho]
JLPT N2 Words
Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT
- 指針 [ししん]
(n) compass needle (cursor); guideline; pointer [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 釣り針 [つりばり]
(n) fish hook [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 羅針盤 [らしんばん]
(n) compass [K] [D] [Jisho]