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

stroke order illustration  
Bushu (Radical) Info:
冂 (まきがまえ) – display case
口 (くち) – mouth
Henshall Mnemonic: all hoops have same single opening
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #15 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • じ   [おなじ]
    (adj-na,n) same; identical; equal; uniform; equivalent; similar; common (origin); changeless   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [きょうどう]
    (n) cooperation; association; collaboration; joint   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どういつ]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) identity; sameness; similarity; equality; fairness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうじ]
    (adj-no,n) simultaneous(ly); concurrent; same time; synchronous   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうよう]
    (adj-na,n) identical; equal to; same (kind); like   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうりょう]
    (n) coworker; colleague; associate   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ごうどう]
    (adj-na,n) combination; incorporation; union; amalgamation; fusion; congruence   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [いちどう]
    (n) all present; all concerned; all of us   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こんどう]
    (n) confusion; mixing; merger   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どう]
    (n) the same; the said; ibid.   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうい]
    (n,vs) agreement; consent; same meaning; same opinion; approval   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうかん]
    (n) agreement; same opinion; same feeling; sympathy; concurrence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうきゅう]
    (n) the same grade; same class   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうきょ]
    (n,vs) living together   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうし]
    (n) fellow; companion; comrade   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうし]
    (n) same mind; comrade; kindred soul   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうじょう]
    (n,vs) sympathy; compassion; sympathize; pity; feel for   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 調   [どうちょう]
    (n,vs) sympathy; agree with; alignment; tuning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうとう]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) equality; equal; same rights; same rank   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうふう]
    (n,vs) enclosure (e.g. in a letter)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうめい]
    (n,vs) alliance; union; league   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いくどうおん]
    (n) in concert; with one voice; unanimously   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうどうたい]
    (n) cooperative body; cooperative system   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうどう]
    (n) cooperation; association; collaboration; joint   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうどうくみあい]
    a cooperative; a partnership   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ごえつどうしゅう]
    (n) bitter enemies (placed by fate) in the same boat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんどう]
    (n) approval; endorsement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいどう]
    (n) largely the same   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • じく   [おなじく]
    (adv,conj,vs) similarly; same (idea); same (name)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうおん]
    (n) the same sound; one voice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうか]
    (n,vs) assimilation; absorption; adaptation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうき]
    (n-adv) contemporary; corresponding period; synchronous; same period; same class   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうぎご]
    (n) synonym   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうきゅうせい]
    (n) classmate(s)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうきょう]
    (n) same village; same town; same province   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうぎょう]
    (n) same trade; same business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうきょく]
    (n) the said bureau; the same bureau   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうげつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) the same month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうけん]
    (n) the same prefecture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうこう]
    (n) similar tastes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうこう]
    (n) same school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうぎょう]
    (n) fellow pilgrim; fellow practicer of austerities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうこく]
    (n) the same country; the same province; the said country   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうし]
    (n) same city   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうし]
    (n) the said person; he; she; same person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうじだい]
    the same age; same period   [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.