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

stroke order illustration  
turn around
Bushu (Radical) Info: 車 (くるま) – car
Henshall Mnemonic: vehicle rolls over two noses
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #327 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

  • ぶ   [ころぶ]
    (v5b) to fall down; to fall over   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うんてん]
    (n,vs) operation; motion; driving   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [かいてん]
    (n,vs) rotation; revolution; turning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いてん]
    (n,vs) moving; transfer; demise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 々   [てんてん]
    (adj-na,adv,n) rolling about; moving from place to place; being passed around repeatedly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • がす   [ころがす]
    (v5s,vt) to roll   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • がる   [ころがる]
    (v5r) to roll; to tumble   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [てんらく]
    (n,vs) fall; degradation; slump; spill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎゃくてん]
    (n) (sudden) change; reversal; turn-around; coming from behind (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • じる   [てんじる]
    (v1) to turn; to shift; to alter; to distract   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんかん]
    (n) convert; divert   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんきょ]
    (n) moving; changing residence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんきん]
    (n,vs) transfer; transmission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんにん]
    (n) change of post   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [てんばい]
    (n,vs) resale   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんぷく]
    (n,vs) capsizing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんよう]
    (n,vs) diversion; putting something to another use   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [ぎゃくてんがち]
    (vs) winning after defeat seems certain; coming from behind to win   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいかいてん]
    (n) the giant slalom   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おうてん]
    (n,vs) turning sideways; barrel roll   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 退   [ふたいてん]
    (n) determination; conviction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぶ   [ねころぶ]
    (v5b) (uk) to lie down; to throw oneself down   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くうてん]
    (n) racing (an engine)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんてん]
    (n,vs) turning around; rolling over; turning from side to side; inversion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんい]
    (n) change; transference; metastasis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うんてんし]
    (n) mate; (ship's) officer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんか]
    (n,vs) second marriage; remarriage; imputation; blame   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうてん]
    (n,vs) changing for the better   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんき]
    (n) turning point   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんこう]
    (n,vs) conversion; shift; about-face; switch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんしゅつ]
    (n,vs) moving-out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんしょく]
    (n,vs) change of occupation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんしん]
    (n) (job) turnover   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんせん]
    (n) fighting in numerous battles   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しうんてん]
    (n) trial run; test run   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんとう]
    (n,vs) tumbling; falling down; inversion; reverse; upset; turn over; invert   [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.