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

stroke order illustration  
counter for bows & stringed instruments
put up (tent)
Bushu (Radical) Info: 弓 (ゆみ) – bow
Henshall Mnemonic: draw longbow to full stretch
Levels: JLPT N1 | JLPT 1 (old) | Grade 5
Frequency: #403 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • る   [がんばる]
    (v5r) to persist; to insist on; to stand firm; to try one's best   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • る   [ひっぱる]
    (v5r) (1) to pull; to draw; to stretch; to drag; (2) to pull the ball (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんちょう]
    (n,vs) tension; mental strain; nervousness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅちょう]
    (n,vs) claim; request; insistence; assertion; advocacy; emphasis; contention; opinion; tenet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [はる]
    (v5r,vi,vt) to stick; to paste; to put; to affix; to stretch; to spread; to strain; to stick out; to slap; to be expensive; to tighten   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [やはり]
    (adv,exp) (uk) also; as I thought; still; in spite of; absolutely; of course   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • る   [いばる]
    (v5r) to be proud; to swagger   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくちょう]
    (n,vs) expansion; extension; enlargement; escape (ESC)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅっちょう]
    (n,vs) official tour; business trip   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [はりきる]
    (v5r) to be in high spirits; to be full of vigor; to be enthusiastic; to be eager; to stretch to breaking point   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [やっぱり]
    (adv,exp) (uk) also; as I thought; still; in spite of; absolutely; of course   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [よくばり]
    (adj-na,n) avarice; covetousness; greed   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [こちょう]
    (n) exaggeration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はりがみ]
    (n) paper patch; paper backing; poster   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [つっぱる]
    (v5r) to support; to become stiff; to become taut; to thrust (one's opponent); to stick to (one's opinion); to insist on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼうちょう]
    (n) expansion; swelling; increase; growth   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • ガラスり   [ガラスばり]
    (adj-no,n) glass-sided; aboveboard; open to scrutiny   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 度   [ひっぱりせんだんきょうど]
    peel strength (conductor from substrate)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • って   [がんばって]
    (exp) Hold on; Go for it; Keep at it   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [がんばり]
    (n) tenacity; endurance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [こわばる]
    (v5r) to stiffen   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [みはり]
    (n) watch-keeping; guard; lookout   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [みはる]
    (v5r) to watch; to (stand) guard; to look out; to open one's eyes wide   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅっちょうじょ]
    (n) branch office; agency; sub-branch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [ばり]
    (suf) (1) in the style of (esp. literary, artistic, etc. works); reminiscent of; (2) attached or stretched on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [はりだす]
    (v5s) to put up a notice; to project; to jut out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうほんにん]
    (n) ringleader; originator; perpetrator   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ふんばる]
    (v5r) to brace one's legs; to straddle; to stand firm; to plant oneself (somewhere); to hold out; to persist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [つっぱり]
    (n) prop; strut; support; bar; thrust   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [なわばり]
    (n,vs) roping off; stretching rope; demarcation; one's turf   [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.