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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

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

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [かんせい]
    (n,vs) (1) complete; completion; (2) perfection; accomplishment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせい]
    (n,vs) organization; composition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんせい]
    (n,vs) approval; agreement; support; favour   [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

  •   [いきなり]
    (adv) (uk) abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくせい]
    (n,vs) frame; draw up; make; producing; creating; preparing; writing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [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]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [いくせい]
    (n) rearing; training; nurture; cultivation; promotion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいせい]
    (n,vs) formation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けっせい]
    (n) formation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごうせい]
    (n) synthesis; composition; synthetic; composite; mixed; combined; compound   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [もてなす]
    (v5s) to entertain; to make welcome   [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]
  •   [せいねん]
    (n) majority; adult age   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たっせい]
    (n,vs) achievement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようせい]
    (n,vs) training; development   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [かせい]
    (n) change; transformation   [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]
  •   [きゅうせいちょう]
    (n,vs) rapid growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいせい]
    (n) train line Tokyo - Narita   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいせいちょうりつ]
    rate of economic growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうせいせき]
    (n) good results   [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]
  •   [こんせい]
    (n) mixed (e.g. team, chorus)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [もてなし]
    (n) entertainment; hospitality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうたいせい]
    (n,vs) compilation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょせい]
    (n,vs) assisting; assistance; fostering; aiding   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうせい]
    (n,vs) brew; foment; breed   [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]
  • き   [なりゆき]
    (n) outcome; development; course of events; progress; result   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいあん]
    (n) definite plan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なりきん]
    (n) an upstart; the new rich (nouveau riche)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [なりゆき]
    (n) outcome; development; course of events; progress; result   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいさん]
    (n) confidence in success   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうじゅ]
    (n) fulfillment; realization; completion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじんびょう]
    (n) adult diseases   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいそうけん]
    (n) stratosphere   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいひ]
    (n) success or failure; outcome; 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.