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English: short brevity fault defect weak point On-Yomi: タン Kun-Yomi: みじか.い
Bushu (Radical) Info: 矢 (や) – arrow
Henshall Mnemonic: both arrow and food vessel are short
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3 Frequency: #689 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji: Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it. Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC. Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).
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JLPT N5 Words JLPT N2 Words 短 期 [たんき] (n) short term [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 所 [たんしょ] (n) (1) defect; demerit; weak point; (2) disadvantage [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 編 [たんぺん] (n) short (e.g. story, film) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 長 短 [ちょうたん] (n) (1) length; (2) long and short; advantages and disadvantages; pluses and minuses; strong and weak points; merits and demerits [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 短 歌 [たんか] (n) tanka; 31-syllable Japanese poem [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 気 [たんき] (adj-na,n) quick temper [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 縮 [たんしゅく] (n,vs) shortening; abbreviation; reduction [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 大 [たんだい] (n) junior college [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 波 [たんぱ] (n) short wave [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 短 期 間 [たんきかん] (n) short term; short time [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 最 短 [さいたん] (n) shortest [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 期 大 学 [たんきだいがく] (n) (two year) junior college [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 距 離 [たんきょり] (n) short distance; short range; short-haul [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 冊 [たんざく] (n) small vertical card for poem [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 時 間 [たんじかん] (n-adv,n-t) short time [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 銃 [たんじゅう] (n) pistol; revolver [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 調 [たんちょう] (n) minor key (music) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 刀 [たんとう] (n) short sword; dagger; dirk [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 命 [たんめい] (adj-na,n) short life [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 短 絡 [たんらく] (n,vs) electric short-circuit; draw a hasty inference between two events [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]