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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

  •   [ひとり]
    (n) one person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おとな]
    (n) adult   [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]
  •   [ごしゅじん]
    (n) (hon) your husband; her husband   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふたり]
    (n) two persons; two people; pair; couple   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [じんこう]
    (n) (1) population; (2) common talk   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんぎょう]
    (n) doll; puppet; figure   [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]
  •   [じんぶつ]
    (n) character; personality; person; man; personage; talented man   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんこう]
    (n) artificial; manmade; human work; human skill; artificiality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんにん]
    (n) offender; criminal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [ひとごみ]
    (n) crowd of people   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんるい]
    (n) mankind; humanity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [びじん]
    (n) beautiful person (woman)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こいびと]
    (n) lover; sweetheart   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんにん]
    (n) the person himself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんしゅ]
    (n) race (of people)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ろうじん]
    (n) the aged; old person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいじん]
    (n) master; expert   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんせい]
    (n) (human) life (i.e. conception to death)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうじん]
    (n) friend   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こじん]
    (adj-no,n) individual; private person; personal; private   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

    JLPT N1 Words

      Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

      •   [けんぶつにん]
        (n) spectator; sightseer; onlookers   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かりゅうど]
        (n) hunter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [じんどうしゅぎ]
        humanism; humanitarianism   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとりっこ]
        (n) an only child   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [じんどうてき]
        (adj-na,n) humane   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • で   [ひとりで]
        alone; by oneself; voluntarily; spontaneously; automatically   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [じんけんひ]
        (n) (1) personnel expenses; labor cost; (2) indirect labour costs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ぼんじん]
        (n) ordinary person; average person; mediocre   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [じんけん]
        (n) human rights; civil liberties   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [じんけんようご]
        (n) protection of human rights   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [はいじん]
        (n) haiku poet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [せんきょにん]
        (n) qualified voter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ちょうじん]
        (n) superman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • り   [ひとみしり]
        (n) shyness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ぜんじん]
        (n) saint; person well-balanced morally and intellectually   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [とくしゅほうじん]
        semigovernmental corporation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • 西   [せいようじん]
        (n) Western people   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちにんまえ]
        (n) (1) adult; full manhood or womanhood; (2) one helping; one portion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [あいじん]
        (n) lover; mistress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとりむすこ]
        (n) an only son   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [せんじん]
        (n) predecessor; pioneer; ancestor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [こくじん]
        (n) black person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ほっきにん]
        (n) originator; promoter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [くにびと]
        (n) indigenous person; inhabitant of a country   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [こびと]
        (n) (1) child; small person; (2) dwarf   [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.