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

stroke order illustration  
English:
politics
government
On-Yomi:
セイ
ショウ
Kun-Yomi:
まつりごと
まん
ただ
まさ
Bushu (Radical) Info:
攴 (ぼくづくり) – folding chair
攵 (ホク, のぶん, ぼくづくり, ぼくにょう) – strike; hit; folding chair
Henshall Mnemonic: government forces correctness
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 5
Frequency: #17 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [せいじ]
    (n) politics; government   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [せいふ]
    (n) government; administration   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せいとう]
    (n) (member of) political party   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ぎょうせい]
    (n) administration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ざいせい]
    (n) economy; financial affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいけん]
    (n) (political) administration; political power   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいさく]
    (n) political measures; policy   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いせいしゃ]
    (n) statesman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かせい]
    (n) household economy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かせいふ]
    (n) housekeeper; maid   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぐんせい]
    (n) military government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんせい]
    (n) constitutional government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎょうせいきかん]
    administrative organ; administrative body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎょうせいしょぶん]
    administrative measures (disposition)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎょうせいそしょう]
    administrative litigation (action)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくせい]
    (n) political situation; statecraft; body politic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ざいせいとうゆうし]
    (n) treasury investment and loan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ざいせいなん]
    (n) economic difficulties   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんせいけん]
    (n) suffrage; franchise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しせい]
    (n) municipal government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しせい]
    (n) government; administration; statesmanship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうせいふ]
    state government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんせい]
    (n) a new government or administration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まつりごと]
    (n) rule; government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいかい]
    (n) political world   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいきょう]
    (n) religion and politics; church and state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいきょく]
    (n) political situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいけい]
    (n) politics and economics   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいけん]
    (n) political views   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじか]
    (n) politician; statesman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじてき]
    (adj-na) political   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいじはん]
    (n) political offense; political offender   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

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.