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

stroke order illustration  
Bushu (Radical) Info:
儿 (にんにょう) – human legs
小 (ちいさい) – little
尚 (ショウ, なお) – esteem; furthermore; still; yet
Henshall Mnemonic: elder brother's faction meets under fancy roof
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #39 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  •   [とう]
    (n,n-suf) (1) party (political); (2) faction; -ite   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せいとう]
    (n) (member of) political party   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [よとう]
    (n) government party; (ruling) party in power; government   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [やとう]
    (n) opposition party   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [りょうとう]
    (n) both political parties   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じみんとう]
    LDP; Liberal Democratic Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうとうは]
    (n) nonpartisan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうさんとう]
    Communist Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほしゅとう]
    (n) Conservative Party; the Right; Tories   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よやとう]
    (n) (political) parties in and out of power; majority and minority parties   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうみんとう]
    Imperialist Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんとう]
    (n) new (political) party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうとう]
    (n) the same political party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいとうせいじ]
    party politics   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃかいとう]
    Socialist Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうわとう]
    Republican Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けっとう]
    (n) formation of a party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょとう]
    (n,vs) entire (political) party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にゅうとう]
    (n) joining a political party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むとうはそう]
    (n) unaffiliated voters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうめいとう]
    Justice Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふへんふとう]
    (adj-no,n) impartiality; neutrality; independence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃみんとう]
    (n) (abbr) Social Democratic Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とういん]
    (n) party member   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みんしゃとう]
    Democratic Socialist Party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうぎ]
    (n) a party council; party conference   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうしゅ]
    (n) party leader   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふくとう]
    (n) rejoining a political party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうせい]
    (n) strength of a party   [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.