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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
寸 (すん) – glue
文 (ぶんにょう) – sentence
Henshall Mnemonic: measure opposition to text
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #34 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [はんたい]
    (adj-na,n,vs) opposition; resistance; antagonism; hostility; contrast; objection; dissension; reverse; opposite; vice versa   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [たい]
    (conj,n,pref,vs) ratio; versus; against; opposition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つい]
    (n) pair; couple; set   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • する   [たいする]
    (vs-s) to face; to confront; to oppose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜったい]
    (adj-na,n-adv,n) absolute; unconditional; absoluteness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいしょう]
    (n) target; object (of worship, study, etc); subject (of taxation, etc)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいせん]
    (n) waging war; competition   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [たいさく]
    (n) counter-plan; counter-measure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいしょう]
    (n) contrast; antithesis; comparison   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おうたい]
    (n,vs) receiving; dealing with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいりつ]
    (n,vs) confrontation; opposition; antagonism   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [たいおう]
    (n,vs) interaction; correspondence; coping with; dealing with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいけつ]
    (n) confrontation; showdown   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいこう]
    (n) opposition; antagonism   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいしょ]
    (n,vs) deal with; cope   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいだん]
    (n,vs) talk; dialogue; conversation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいとう]
    (adj-na,n) equivalent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいひ]
    (n,vs) contrast; comparison   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あいたい]
    (n,vs) confrontation; facing; between ourselves; no third party; tete-a-tete   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいめん]
    (n) interview; meeting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいわ]
    (n,vs) interactive; interaction; conversation; dialogue   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [てきたい]
    (n) hostility; antagonism; opposition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいあん]
    (n) counter-proposal; counter-suggestion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいか]
    (n) compensation; equivalent value; a consideration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいがい]
    (n) external; foreign   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいがん]
    (n) opposite shore   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくたい]
    (n) (abbr) Committee of the National Diet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいきょく]
    (n) (playing) a game of go, shogi or chess, etc.   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいきょく]
    (n) (1) antipodes; (2) other (opposite) extreme; opposite; antithesis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいこう]
    (n,vs) counter-; corresponding; face; opposite   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいしょうてき]
    (adj-na) contrastive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいしょうりょうほう]
    (n) symptomatic therapy; makeshift solution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいしょう]
    (n) symmetry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • に   [ぜったいに]
    (adv) absolutely; unconditionally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜったいてき]
    (adj-na) absolute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいち]
    (n) ground to ground   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいにち]
    (n) staying in Japan; with Japan; with respect to Japan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいべい]
    (n) pertaining to the USA   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょたいめん]
    (n) first meeting; first interview with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いったいいち]
    (n) one-to-one   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいろん]
    (n) arguing face to face   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうたいてき]
    (adj-na) relative   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいじ]
    (n,vs) confronting; holding your own with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいはんたい]
    (adj-na,n) bipolar; polar; polarity; exactly opposite   [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.