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

stroke order illustration  
English:
hit
right
appropriate
himself
On-Yomi:
トウ
Kun-Yomi:
あ.たる
あ.たり
あ.てる
あ.て
まさ.に
まさ.にべし
たい
Bushu (Radical) Info:
小 (ちいさい) – little
尚 (ショウ, なお) – esteem; furthermore; still; yet
Henshall Mnemonic: small hand appropriately hits mark
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #91 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

  •   [てきとう]
    (adj-na,n) fitness; suitability; adequacy; relevance   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [けんとう]
    (n) be found; aim; mark; estimate; guess; approximation; direction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうとう]
    (adj-na,n-adv) (1) suitable; fair; tolerable; proper; (2) extremely   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たんとう]
    (n,vs) (in) charge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たる   [あたる]
    (v5r) to be hit; to be successful; to face (confront); to lie (in the direction of); to undertake; to treat; to be equivalent to; to apply to; to be applicable; to be assigned   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てる   [あてる]
    (v1) to hit; to apply a patch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [あたり]
    (n-adv,n) hit; success; reaching the mark; per ..; vicinity; neighborhood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうじ]
    (n-adv,n-t) at that time; in those days   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうぜん]
    (adj-na,adv,n) naturally; as a matter of course   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんとう]
    (adj-na,n) truth; reality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • に   [ほんとうに]
    (adv) really; truly   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • たり   [こころあたり]
    (n) having some knowledge of; happening to know   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だとう]
    (adj-na,n) valid; proper; right; appropriate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てはまる   [あてはまる]
    (v5r) to apply (a rule); to be applicable; to come under (a category); to fulfill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てはめる   [あてはめる]
    (v1,vt) to apply; to adapt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうじつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) appointed day; very day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうばん]
    (n) being on duty   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たり   [つきあたり]
    (n) end (e.g. of street)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たる   [つきあたる]
    (v5r) to run into; to collide with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たり   [ひあたり]
    (n) exposure to the sun; sunny place   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [がいとう]
    (n,vs) corresponding; answering to; coming under   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [わりあて]
    (n) allotment; assignment; allocation; quota; rationing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てあて]
    (n) allowance; compensation; treatment; medical care   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [てあて]
    (n) allowance; compensation; treatment; medical care   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [おんとう]
    (adj-na,n) proper; reasonable; right   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かとう]
    (adj-na,n) excessive; exorbitant   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てる   [わりあてる]
    (v1) to assign; to allot; to divide among; to distribute; to prorate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [わりあて]
    (n) allotment; assignment; allocation; quota; rationing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てる   [わりあてる]
    (v1) to assign; to allot; to divide among; to distribute; to prorate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たらない   [みあたらない]
    not be found   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たる   [みあたる]
    (v5r) to be found   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たり   [さしあたり]
    (adv) for the time being; at present   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たる   [おもいあたる]
    (v5r) to come to mind; to recall; to think of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じむとうきょく]
    officials in charge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうとう]
    (n,vs) allocation; appropriation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅんとう]
    (adj-na,n) proper; right; reasonable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいとうぼうえい]
    self-defence; legitimate self-defence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たり   [そうあたり]
    (n) round-robin   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たり   [おおあたり]
    (n) big hit; big prize; bumper crop; striking it rich; right on the mark; bonanza   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たんとうしゃ]
    the one in charge; responsible party   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていとう]
    (n) mortgage; hypothec; security   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていとうけん]
    (n) mortgage; a lien on one's mortgage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • たり   [あたりやく]
    (n) successful role   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • の   [とうの]
    (adj-pn,pref) the .. in question   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あたりまえ]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) usual; common; ordinary; natural; reasonable; obvious   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうかく]
    (n) (abbr) projected to win   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうき]
    (n-adv,n-t) current term (period)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうきょく]
    (n) authorities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうじ]
    (n) matter under concern   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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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.