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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
人 (ひと) – person
化 (カ, ケ, ば.ける, ば.かす, ふ.ける, け.する) – change; take the form of; influence; enchant; delude; -ization
个 (カ , コ, こ, ひ) – counter for articles; individual
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 8
Frequency: #791 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • れる   [たおれる]
    (v1,vi) to collapse; to break down; to go bankrupt; to fall; to drop; to die; to succumb to; to fall senseless; to be ruined; to have a bad debt   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [めんどう]
    (adj-na,n) trouble; difficulty; care; attention   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [たおす]
    (v5s,vt) to throw down; to beat; to bring down; to blow down; to fell; to knock down; to trip up; to defeat; to ruin; to overthrow; to kill; to leave unpaid; to cheat   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • い   [めんどうくさい]
    (adj) bother to do; tiresome   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [あっとう]
    (n,vs) overwhelm; overpower; overwhelming   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうさん]
    (n,vs) (corporate) bankruptcy; insolvency   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [けいとう]
    (n,vs) admiration; adoration; concentration on; idolizing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [まえだおし]
    (n) acceleration (of payment schedule)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れ   [ともだおれ]
    (n) falling together; mutual destruction; joint bankruptcy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [しょうぎだおし]
    (n) falling one after another   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だとう]
    (n,vs) knockdown (e.g. in boxing); overthrow; defeat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あっとうてき]
    (adj-na,n) overwhelming   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっぺんとう]
    (n) complete devotion to one side   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • さ   [さかさ]
    (n) inverted; upside-down; reversed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • しま   [さかしま]
    reverse; inversion; upside down   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れ   [たおれ]
    (n) bad debt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうかく]
    (n,vs) overthrow of government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうさく]
    (n) perversion; inversion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうち]
    (n,vs) turning upside down; placing nonessentials before essentials   [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.