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Kanji Information Sheet for 全  ( 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: king completely under cover
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #75 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [ぜんぶ]
    (n-adv,n-t) all; entire; whole; altogether   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [ぜんぜん]
    (adv) (1) wholly; entirely; completely; (2) not at all (with neg. verb)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あんぜん]
    (adj-na,n) safety; security   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ぜんたい]
    (n-adv,n-t) whole; entirety; whatever (is the matter)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜん]
    (n,pref) all; whole; entire; complete; overall; pan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [まったく]
    (adv) really; truly; entirely; completely; wholly; perfectly; indeed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [すべて]
    (adj-no,n-adv,n) all; the whole; entirely; in general; wholly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんいん]
    (n-adv,n) all members (unanimity); all hands; the whole crew   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんぜん]
    (adj-na,n) perfection; completeness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんこく]
    (n) country-wide; nation-wide; whole country; national   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ぜんしゅう]
    (n) complete works   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんしん]
    (n) the whole body; full-length (portrait)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんぱん]
    (adj-no,n) (the) whole; universal; wholly; general   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんりょく]
    (n) all one's power; whole energy   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ぜんせい]
    (n) height of prosperity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんめつ]
    (n) annihilation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんぜん]
    (adj-na,n) health; soundness; wholesome   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんかい]
    (n) complete recovery of health   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ぜんしゃ]
    (n) whole company   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんしょう]
    (n) complete victory   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんしょう]
    (n) burned down; entirely destroyed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんじん]
    (n) saint; person well-balanced morally and intellectually   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんせかい]
    (n) the whole world   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかんぜん]
    (adj-na,n) imperfect; incomplete; faulty; defective   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんせん]
    (n) the whole line; all lines; the whole ship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふぜん]
    (adj-na,n) partial; incomplete; imperfect   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんそくりょく]
    (n) full speed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんたいしゅぎ]
    totalitarianism   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんちょう]
    (n) over-all length; span   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんど]
    (n) the whole nation (land, country)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんじつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) all days   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんにっくう]
    (n) All Nippon Airways (ANA)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんにちせい]
    (n) the full-day (school system)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんふぜん]
    (n) heart failure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほぜん]
    (n) preservation; integrity; conservation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あんぜんほしょう]
    (n) (military) security guarantee   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんぱい]
    (n) total abolition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんぶん]
    (n) whole passage; full text; whole sentence; full paragraph   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんべい]
    (n) all-America; pan-American   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんめん]
    (n) whole surface; entire   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんめんてき]
    (adj-na) all-out; general; over-all; complete; extensive; full-scale   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんやく]
    (n) complete translation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんよう]
    (n) full portrait; whole aspect; full story   [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.