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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 彳 (ぎょうにんべん) – going man
Henshall Mnemonic: wait at temple beside road
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #391 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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JLPT N5 Words

  • つ   [まつ]
    (v5t) to wait   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [しょうたい]
    (n,vs) invitation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きたい]
    (n,vs) expectation; anticipation; hope   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [まちあいしつ]
    (n) waiting room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わせる   [まちあわせる]
    (v1) to rendezvous; to meet at a prearranged place and time   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • む   [まちのぞむ]
    (v5m) to look anxiously for; to wait eagerly for   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいぐう]
    (n) treatment; reception   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいぼう]
    (n) expectant waiting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • しい   [まちどおしい]
    (adj) looking forward to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わせ   [まちあわせ]
    (n) appointment   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • せ   [まちぶせ]
    (n) performing an ambush   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいき]
    (n,vs) alert; standby; await an opportunity; wait for orders   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まちあい]
    (n) meeting; meeting place; geisha entertaining room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せったい]
    (n,vs) (1) reception; welcome; serving (food); (2) business entertainment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [こころまち]
    (n) anticipation; expectation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんたい]
    (n) warm reception; friendly reception   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きたいかん]
    feeling of expectation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎゃくたい]
    (n,vs) ill-treatment; oppression   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たす   [またす]
    (v5s) to keep (a person) waiting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たせる   [またせる]
    (v1) to keep (a person) waiting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [まち]
    (n,n-suf) waiting; waiting time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ねる   [まちかねる]
    (v1) to wait impatiently for   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [まちかまえる]
    (v1) to lie in wait; to be on the watch for   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [まちうける]
    (v1) to await; to expect   [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.