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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
日 (にち) – sun
曰 (にち) – sun
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 8
Frequency: #979 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • える   [とりかえる]
    (v1) to exchange; to replace   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [りょうがえ]
    (n,vs) change; money exchange   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [かえる]
    (v1) to exchange; to interchange; to substitute; to replace   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • える   [きがえる]
    (v1) to change one's clothes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうたい]
    (n,vs) alternation; change; relief; relay; shift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かわせ]
    (n) money order; exchange   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [きがえ]
    (n) changing clothes; change of clothes   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • える   [たてかえる]
    (v1) to pay in advance; to pay for another; to pay someone else's debt as a loan to him   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • える   [ぬりかえる]
    (v1) to repaint   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [いれかえ]
    (n) replacement; substitution; change   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [かえ]
    (n) change; alteration; substitute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かえだま]
    (n) substitute; double   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [きりかえ]
    (n) exchange; conversion; replacement; switching (to); switchover   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わり   [かわり]
    (n) a turn (i.e. at bat); a replacement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わる   [かわる]
    (v5r,vi) to take the place of; to relieve; to be substituted for; to be exchanged; to change places with; to take turns; to be replaced   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [ひきかえ]
    (n) on the contrary; on the other hand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいがえ]
    (n) change of ownership; substitution; subrogation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいたい]
    (n) change of ownership; substitution; subrogation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [ふりかえ]
    (n) transfer (money); change   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [くみかえ]
    (n,vs) rearrangement (of classes); recomposition; recombination   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふりかえ]
    (n) transfer (money); change   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かわせそうば]
    exchange rates   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [ころもがえ]
    (n,vs) (1) seasonal change of clothing; changing (one's) dress for the season   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [ひきかえ]
    (n) on the contrary; on the other hand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ひがわり]
    (n) daily special (e.g. meal)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • わり   [ひがわり]
    (n) daily special (e.g. meal)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • える   [きかえる]
    (v1) to change one's clothes   [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.