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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
辷 (しんにゅう, すべ.る, すべ.らす) – road; glide; skate; slip; fail in exams; (kokuji)
込 (-こ.む, こ.む, こ.み, -こ.み, こ.める, こみ, ごめ) – crowded; mixture; in bulk; included; (kokuji)
Henshall Mnemonic: sent away from heaven
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #311 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • る   [おくる]
    (v5r) to send (a thing); to dispatch; to take or escort (a person somewhere); to see off (a person); to spend a period of time; to live a life   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ほうそう]
    (n,vs) broadcast; broadcasting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [みおくり]
    (n) seeing one off; farewell; escort   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [おくりがな]
    kana written after a kanji to complete the full (usually kun) reading of the word (may inflect)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうべつ]
    (n) farewell; send-off   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうりょう]
    (n) postage; carriage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうそう]
    (n,vs) mailing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [みおくる]
    (v5r) (1) to see off; to farewell; (2) to escort; (3) to let pass; to wait and see; (4) to let a pitch go by (baseball); to watch a batted ball go into the stands   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆそう]
    (n,vs) transport; transportation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [そうきん]
    (n) remittance; sending money   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいそう]
    (n,vs) forwarding   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うんそう]
    (n) shipping; marine transportation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • り   [おくり]
    (n) seeing off; sending off; funeral   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [おくりこむ]
    (v5m) to send in   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [おくりだし]
    (n) pushing (propelling) (one's opponent) out of the ring from behind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おくりさき]
    (n) forwarding address   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [おくりかえす]
    (v5s) to send back   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうかん]
    (n) sending home; repatriation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうきゅう]
    (n) throwing a ball   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうげい]
    (n) seeing off and meeting on return   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうけん]
    (n) sending the person accused to the prosecutor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [さきおくり]
    (n) postpone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうしん]
    (n,vs) transmission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうでん]
    (n) electric supply   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうふ]
    (n) sending; forwarding; remitting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はいそう]
    (n) delivery   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうべつかい]
    (n) farewell party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はっそう]
    (n) sending; forwarding; shipping   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いそう]
    (n) transfer; transport; removal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [でんそう]
    (n) transmission; communication; circulation; dissemination; diffusion; propagation; delivery   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [しおくり]
    (n) allowance; remittance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごそう]
    (n,vs) convoy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうそう]
    (n) attendance at a funeral   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みんかんほうそう]
    commercial broadcasting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんそう]
    (n,vs) convey; carry; transport   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうきょうほうそう]
    public broadcasting (e.g. NHK, BBC)   [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.