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Bushu (Radical) Info: 彳 (ぎょうにんべん) – going man
Henshall Mnemonic: measure potential gains in movement over one day
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #175 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  •   [なっとく]
    (n,vs) consent; assent; understanding; agreement; comprehension; grasp   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [うる]
    (v5r) to obtain; to acquire   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [える]
    (v1) to get; to gain; to win; to catch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくい]
    (adj-na,n) pride; triumph; prosperity; one's strong point; one's forte; one's specialty; customer; client   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • る   [こころえる]
    (v1) to be informed; to have thorough knowledge   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そんとく]
    (n) loss and gain; advantage and disadvantage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • むをない   [やむをえない]
    (exp) cannot be helped; unavoidable   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [こころえ]
    (n) knowledge; information   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくとく]
    (n,vs) acquisition; possession   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくてん]
    (n) score; points made; marks obtained; runs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せっとく]
    (n) persuasion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょとく]
    (n) income; earnings   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [たいとく]
    (n,vs) mastery; knack; realization; experience; comprehension   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅとく]
    (n,vs) acquisition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どくとく]
    (adj-na,n) learning by oneself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうとく]
    (n,vs) learning; acquisition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふとくい]
    (adj-na,n) one's weak point   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きとくけん]
    (n) vested rights   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とく]
    (adj-na,n,vs) profit; gain; interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • する   [とくする]
    (vs-s) to make a profit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくいさき]
    (n) favorite customer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくさく]
    (adj-na,n) profitable plan; good plan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくしつ]
    (n) advantages and disadvantages; plus and minuses   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むとくてん]
    (n) scoreless (game or competition)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくひょう]
    (n,vs) number of votes polled; poll votes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうとく]
    (n,vs) picking up; finding   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょとくぜい]
    (n) income tax   [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.