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

stroke order illustration  
English:
metropolis
capital
On-Yomi:

Kun-Yomi:
みやこ
くに


づめ
みや
Bushu (Radical) Info:
邦 (ホウ, くに) – home country; country; Japan
邑 (ユウ, うれ.える, くに, むら, お, おう, おお, おお) – village; rural community; right village
Henshall Mnemonic: metropolis is village of many persons
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #123 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [つごう]
    (adv,n) circumstances; condition; convenience   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [きょうと]
    Kyoto   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こと]
    (n) ancient city; former capital   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうつごう]
    (adj-na,n) convenient; favorable; expedient; expedience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅとけん]
    (n) the capital city (often Tokyo) area (typically within 50 km of city's centre)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうと]
    (n) capital (city) of a state   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんと]
    (n) relocation of the capital; transfer of the capital   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とえい]
    (n) operated by the metropolitan government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とぎ]
    (n) Metropolitan assemblyman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ガス   [としガス]
    (n) town gas   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [としけいかく]
    town planning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とせい]
    (n) the metropolitan government (of Tokyo)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とちょう]
    (n) Tokyo Government Office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つど]
    (n) each (every) time; whenever   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とどうふけん]
    (n) administrative divisions of Japan: Tokyo-to, Hokkai-do, Osaka-fu, Kyoto-fu and remaining prefectures   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とない]
    (n) metropolitan area   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とみん]
    (n) city populace; resident of Tokyo   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりつ]
    (n) metro; municipal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうと]
    (n) the Eastern Capital (now Tokyo); Yedo; Edo   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふつごう]
    (adj-na,n) inconvenience; inexpedience; trouble; harm; impropriety; wrongdoing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

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.