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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
人 (ひと) – person
化 (カ, ケ, ば.ける, ば.かす, ふ.ける, け.する) – change; take the form of; influence; enchant; delude; -ization
个 (カ , コ, こ, ひ) – counter for articles; individual
Henshall Mnemonic: headless, armless person
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #5 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [ごしゅじん]
    (n) (hon) your husband; her husband   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひとり]
    (n) one person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がいこくじん]
    (n) foreigner   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じん]
    (n) man; person; people   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にん]
    (n) man; person; human being; mankind; people; character; personality; true man; man of talent; adult; other people; messenger; visitor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひと]
    (n) man; person; human being; mankind; people; character; personality; true man; man of talent; adult; other people; messenger; visitor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おとな]
    (n) adult   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふたり]
    (n) two persons; two people; pair; couple   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [にんぎょう]
    (n) doll; puppet; figure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんこう]
    (n) (1) population; (2) common talk   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ひとりひとり]
    (n-t) one by one; each; one at a time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こじん]
    (adj-no,n) individual; private person; personal; private   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しじん]
    (n) poet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうにん]
    (n) trader; shopkeeper; merchant   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんげん]
    (n) human being; man; person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんき]
    (n,adj-na) popular; business conditions; popular feeling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんこう]
    (n) artificial; manmade; human work; human skill; artificiality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [ひとごみ]
    (n) crowd of people   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんしゅ]
    (n) race (of people)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんせい]
    (n) (human) life (i.e. conception to death)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんぶつ]
    (n) character; personality; person; man; personage; talented man   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんるい]
    (n) mankind; humanity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじん]
    (n) adult   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たにん]
    (n) another person; unrelated person; outsider; stranger   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんにん]
    (n) offender; criminal   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

    JLPT N1 Words

      Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

      •   [あいじん]
        (n) lover; mistress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [あくにん]
        (n) bad man; villain   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いじん]
        (n) great man   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとりっこ]
        (n) an only child   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • で   [ひとりで]
        alone; by oneself; voluntarily; spontaneously; automatically   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちにんまえ]
        (n) (1) adult; full manhood or womanhood; (2) one helping; one portion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとりむすこ]
        (n) an only son   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちじんぶつ]
        (n) man of some importance; character   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • らし   [ひとりぐらし]
        (n) a single life; a solitary life; living alone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとりむすめ]
        (n) an only daughter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [おんじん]
        (n) benefactor; patron   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [なんびと]
        (n) everyone; every person; all   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かじん]
        (n) the family; one's folks   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かじん]
        (n) (Japanese) poet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がいじん]
        (n) foreigner   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [がっこうほうじん]
        (legally) incorporated educational institution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [きゅうじん]
        (n) offer of job (situation)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [きょじん]
        (n) giant; great man   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ぐんじん]
        (n) military personnel; soldier   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [げいにん]
        (n) player; performer; actor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [げいのうじん]
        (n) performer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [けんぶつにん]
        (n) spectator; sightseer; onlookers   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [けんじん]
        (n) wise man   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [げんじん]
        (n) primitive man   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ここじん]
        (n) an individual   [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.