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Kanji Information Sheet for 祖 ( PDF version )
Bushu (Radical) Info: 示 (しめす) – show
Henshall Mnemonic: furthermore, at altar one worships ancestors
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 5
Frequency: #1226 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers
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JLPT N5 Words
- お祖母さん [おばあさん]
(n) grandmother; female senior-citizen [K] [D] [Jisho]
JLPT N4 Words
JLPT N2 Words
JLPT N1 Words
- お祖父さん [おじいさん]
(n) grandfather; male senior-citizen [K] [D] [Jisho]
Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT
- 教祖 [きょうそ]
(n) founder of a religious sect [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 元祖 [がんそ]
(n) originator; founder; pioneer; inventor [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 宗祖 [しゅうそ]
(n) sect founder [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 祖 [そ]
(n) ancestor; forefather; progenitor [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 祖国 [そこく]
(n) fatherland; native country [K] [D] [Jisho]
- 祖父母 [そふぼ]
(n) grandparents [K] [D] [Jisho]