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

stroke order illustration  
government office
Bushu (Radical) Info: 广 (まだれ) – dotted cliff
Henshall Mnemonic: government office is building of exactitude
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #793 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N2 Words

  •   [かんちょう]
    (n) government office; authorities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんちょう]
    (n) prefectural office   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ちょう]
    (n,n-suf) government office; agency; board   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [おきなわかいはつちょうちょうかん]
    Director General of Okinawa Development Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かがくぎじゅつちょう]
    Science and Technology Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいじょうほあんちょう]
    Maritime Safety Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんこうちょう]
    (n) government administration office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんきょうちょう]
    Environment Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きしょうちょう]
    Meteorological Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くないちょう]
    Imperial Household Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいきちょう]
    (abbr) Economic Planning Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいきかくちょう]
    Economic Planning Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいさつちょう]
    National Police Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいしちょう]
    police headquarters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんさつちょう]
    (n) (abbr) Public Prosecutor's Office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくぜいちょう]
    (Japanese) National Tax Administration Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくどちょう]
    (Japanese) National Land Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • エネルギー庁   [しげんエネルギーちょう]
    Agency of Natural Resources and Energy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃかいほけんちょう]
    Social Insurance Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうぼうちょう]
    Fire and Disaster Management Agency (formerly: Fire Defense Agency)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうちょう]
    (n) ministries and government offices; the authorities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょくりょうちょう]
    food agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すいさんちょう]
    (Japanese) Fisheries Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいちょう]
    (n) government office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうしゃ]
    (n) government office building   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とちょう]
    (n) Tokyo Government Office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とっきょちょう]
    Patent Office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふちょう]
    (n) prefectural office   [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.