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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 手 (て) – hand
Henshall Mnemonic: hand hits nail
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #239 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • つ   [うつ]
    (v5t) to hit; to strike   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • つ   [ぶつ]
    (v5t) to hit; to strike   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • す   [うちけす]
    (v5s) to deny; to negate; to contradict   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • せ   [うちあわせ]
    (n) business meeting; previous arrangement; appointment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [ぶつける]
    (v1) to knock; to run into; to nail on; to strike hard; to hit and attack   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • わせ   [うちあわせ]
    (n) business meeting; previous arrangement; appointment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わせる   [うちあわせる]
    (v1) to knock together; to arrange   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [うちこむ]
    (v5m) to drive in (e.g. nail, stake); to devote oneself to; to shoot into; to smash; to throw into; to cast into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [うちけし]
    (n) (gram) negation; denial; negative   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [うちきる]
    (v5r) to stop; to abort; to discontinue; to close   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [うちあける]
    (v1) to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だかい]
    (n) break in the deadlock   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だげき]
    (n) (1) blow; shock; strike; damage; (2) batting (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [ねうち]
    (n) value; worth; price; dignity   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [れんだ]
    (n) barrage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にるいだ]
    (n) two-base hit; double   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [あたまうち]
    (n) reaching a peak; reaching the limit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [うちあい]
    (n) exchange of blows; long rally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • せ   [うちあわせ]
    (n) business meeting; previous arrangement; appointment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もうだ]
    (n) heavy blow; heavy hit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [うちこみ]
    (n) driving; pounding in; shooting into; falling badly in love; putting (one's heart) into   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [うちだす]
    (v5s) to begin; to beat; to end; to close; to set out (forth); to work out; to hammer out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • げ   [うちあげ]
    (n) launch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • げる   [うちあげる]
    (v1) to launch; to shoot up; (of waves) dash; to wash up (ashore); to finish; to close   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [うちきり]
    (n) end; close; finish; discontinuance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうだ]
    (n,vs) smiting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あんだ]
    (n) safe hit (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいだ]
    (n) pinch-hitting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おうだ]
    (n) hit; strike   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だがっき]
    (n) percussion instrument   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だきゅう]
    (n) batting; batted ball   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わせ   [うちあわせ]
    (n) business meeting; previous arrangement; appointment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ださんてき]
    (adj-na) calculating; mercenary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だしゃ]
    (n) batter (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちだ]
    (n) stroke; blow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だじゅん]
    (n) batting order   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [うちけし]
    (n) (gram) negation; denial; negative   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎだ]
    (n) sacrifice fly; bunt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [うちけす]
    (v5s) to deny; to negate; to contradict   [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.