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Bushu (Radical) Info: 戈 (かのほこ) – halberd
Henshall Mnemonic: become exact after trimming with halberd blade
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #116 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [なるほど]
    (adv,exp) (uk) I see; That's right!; indeed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • るべく   [なるべく]
    (adv) as much as possible   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [こうせい]
    (n,vs) organization; composition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんせい]
    (n,vs) approval; agreement; support; favour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんせい]
    (n,vs) (1) complete; completion; (2) perfection; accomplishment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [なる]
    (v5r) (uk) to become   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいこう]
    (n,vs) success; hit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじん]
    (n) adult   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいせき]
    (n) results; record   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいちょう]
    (n,vs) growth; grow to adulthood   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せいぶん]
    (n) ingredient; component; composition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいりつ]
    (n,vs) coming into existence; arrangements; establishment; completion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくせい]
    (n,vs) frame; draw up; make; producing; creating; preparing; writing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いきなり]
    (adv) (uk) abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [いくせい]
    (n) rearing; training; nurture; cultivation; promotion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいねん]
    (n) majority; adult age   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [もてなす]
    (v5s) to entertain; to make welcome   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たっせい]
    (n,vs) achievement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けっせい]
    (n) formation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようせい]
    (n,vs) training; development   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいせい]
    (n,vs) formation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうせい]
    (n) synthesis; composition; synthetic; composite; mixed; combined; compound   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [なりたつ]
    (v5t) (1) to consist of; (2) to be practical (logical, feasible, viable); to be concluded; to hold true   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいか]
    (n) results; fruits   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじゅく]
    (n) maturity; ripeness   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [みせいねん]
    (n) minority; not of age   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいひ]
    (n) success or failure; outcome; result   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいやく]
    (n) conclusion of a contract   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぞうせい]
    (n,vs) creation; clearing; reclamation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [へいせい]
    Heisei (reign of Emperor)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [へんせい]
    (n,vs) composition; formation; organization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうたいせい]
    (n,vs) compilation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そくせい]
    (n) promotion of growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょせい]
    (n,vs) assisting; assistance; fostering; aiding   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうせいちょう]
    (n,vs) rapid growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいせい]
    (n) completion; accomplishment; attainment of greatness or success   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [もてなし]
    (n) entertainment; hospitality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かせい]
    (n) change; transformation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こんせい]
    (n) mixed (e.g. team, chorus)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいせい]
    (n) train line Tokyo - Narita   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうせい]
    (n,vs) brew; foment; breed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きせい]
    (adj-no,n) established; completed; existing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きせいじじつ]
    established fact   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいせいちょうりつ]
    rate of economic growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうせいせんざい]
    synthetic detergent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうせいせんい]
    (n) synthetic fibre   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • げる   [なしとげる]
    (v1) to accomplish; to finish; to fulfill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [なす]
    (v5s) to perform; to accomplish   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせいせき]
    (n) good results   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [なりゆき]
    (n) outcome; development; course of events; progress; result   [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.