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

stroke order illustration  
counter for suits of clothing
Bushu (Radical) Info: 羊 (ひつじ) – sheep
Henshall Mnemonic: sheep arrives wearing eye-liner!
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #376 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [うわぎ]
    (n) coat; tunic; jacket; outer garment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [つく]
    (v5k) to arrive at; to reach   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [きる]
    (v1) to wear; to put on (from shoulders down)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

  • える   [きがえる]
    (v1) to change one's clothes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねまき]
    (n) sleep-wear; nightclothes; pyjamas; nightgown; nightdress   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みずぎ]
    (n) bathing suit; swimsuit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はだぎ]
    (n) underwear; lingerie; singlet; chemise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 々   [ちゃくちゃく]
    (adv) steadily   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [つける]
    (v1,vt) (1) to attach; to join; to add; to append; to affix; to stick; to glue; to fasten; to sew on; to apply (ointment); (2) to furnish (a house with); (3) to wear; to put on; (4) to keep a diary; to make an entry; (5) to appraise; to set (a price); (6) to bring alongside; (7) to place (under guard or doctor); (8) to follow; to shadow; (9) to load; to give (courage to); (10) to keep (an eye on); (11) to establish (relations or understanding)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • せる   [きせる]
    (v1) to put on clothes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • え   [きがえ]
    (n) changing clothes; change of clothes   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [しゅうじゃく]
    (n) attachment; adhesion; tenacity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうちゃく]
    (n) attachment; adhesion; tenacity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃくもく]
    (n,vs) attention   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃくりく]
    (n,vs) landing; alighting; touch down   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんちゃく]
    (n) first arrival   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃく]
    (n,suf) (1) counter for suits of clothing; (2) arriving at ..   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [おちつき]
    (n) calm; composure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃっこう]
    (n) start of (construction) work   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃくしゅ]
    (n,vs) embarkation; launch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [きかざる]
    (v5r) to dress up   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃくしょく]
    (n) colouring; coloring   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ちゃくち]
    (n,vs) landing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねんちゃく]
    (n) cohesion; adhesion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちんちゃく]
    (adj-na,n) composure; calmness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃくふく]
    (n) dressing oneself; embezzlement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あつぎ]
    (n) wearing thick clothes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃくよう]
    (n,vs) have on; wearing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せっちゃく]
    (n,vs) fastening with glue   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おうちゃく]
    (adj-na,n) dishonesty; laziness; cunning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひっちゃく]
    (n) must arrive; must be received   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けっちゃく]
    (n) conclusion; decision; end; settlement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あいちゃく]
    (n) attachment; love; covetous affection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひょうちゃく]
    (n,vs) drifting ashore   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうちゃくえき]
    (n) terminal station   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふるぎ]
    (n) old clothes; secondhand clothing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みっちゃく]
    (n) glued to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はっちゃく]
    (n) arrival and departure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていちゃく]
    (n,vs) establishing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふだんぎ]
    (n) casual wear; ordinary clothes; everyday clothes; home wear   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なんちゃくりく]
    (n) soft-landing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふじちゃく]
    (n) emergency landing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっちゃく]
    (n-t) first arrival; first in race; suit of clothes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふちゃく]
    (n,vs) sticking to; clinging to; adhesion; cohesion; agglutination   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • いた   [おちついた]
    quiet; calm; composed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [おちつく]
    (v5k) to calm down; to settle down; to be steady; to settle in; to take up one's residence; to harmonize with; to match; to restore presence of mind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゃくい]
    (n) 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.