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

stroke order illustration  
English:
specialty
exclusive
mainly
solely
On-Yomi:
セン
Kun-Yomi:
もっぱ.ら
Bushu (Radical) Info: 寸 (すん) – glue
Henshall Mnemonic: exclusive possession of ten measured fields
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #506 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [せんもん]
    (n) speciality; specialty; subject of study; expert   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [せんこう]
    (n,vs) major subject; special study   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せんせい]
    (n) despotism; autocracy   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • ら   [もっぱら]
    (adv) wholly; solely; entirely   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんしゅう]
    (n) specialization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんよう]
    (n,pref,suf) exclusive use; personal use   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [じゅうせん]
    housing-loan corporation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんおう]
    (adj-na,n) arbitrariness; despotism; tyranny   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんぎょう]
    (n) special occupation; principal occupation; specialty; monopoly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんしゅぼうえい]
    (n) a nonaggressive defense (policy)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんじゅう]
    (n) working exclusively for; working full-time (for)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんぞく]
    (n) exclusive; attached to; specialist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんにん]
    (n) full-time service   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんねん]
    (n,vs) absorption; give undivided attention; devote oneself to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんばい]
    (n) monopoly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんむ]
    (n) managing director; special duty; conductor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんい]
    (n) medical specialist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんか]
    (n) specialist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんがっこう]
    vocational school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんてき]
    (adj-na) technical (e.g. discussion); exclusive; professional   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんてん]
    (n) specialist shops   [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.