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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 土 (つち) – earth
Henshall Mnemonic: plant grows in earth
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #307 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

  •   [おみやげ]
    (n) present; souvenir   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [きょうど]
    (n) native place; birth-place; one's old home   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りょうど]
    (n) dominion; territory; possession   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうど]
    (n) natural features; topography; climate; spiritual features   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくど]
    (n) realm   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どて]
    (n) embankment; bank   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どだい]
    (adv,n) foundation; base; basis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どひょう]
    (n) arena   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どぼく]
    (n) public works   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ねんど]
    (n) clay   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうど]
    (n) the Pure Land; Buddhist paradise; faith in rebirth in the Western Heaven of the Buddha Amitabha   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうどしんしゅう]
    Jodo Shinshu (offshoot of the Jodo sect)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どま]
    (n) dirt floor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かわらけ]
    (n) (1) earthenware; (2) unglazed (bisque-fired) earthenware   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どばし]
    (n) an earthen bridge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どけんや]
    (n) general (civil engineering and construction) contractor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どしゃ]
    (n) earth and sand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [どしゃぶり]
    (n) downpour; pouring rain; cloudburst; pelting rain; heavy rain   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんど]
    (n) the whole nation (land, country)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくどちりいん]
    Geographical Survey Institute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくどちょう]
    (Japanese) National Land Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どじょう]
    (n) soil   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅつど]
    (n) appearance of an archeological find   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どじん]
    (n) natives; aborigines   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どせき]
    (n) earth and stones   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どそく]
    (n) shoes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どたんば]
    (n) scaffold; last moment; eleventh hour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とちがら]
    (n) local colour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どひょうぎわ]
    (n) the edge of a sumo ring; the edge or verge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どべい]
    (n) mud wall; earthen wall; plaster wall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんど]
    (n) mainland; one's home country; the country proper   [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.