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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
| (ぼう) – rod
入 (いる) – enter
Henshall Mnemonic: person tries to get inside hoop
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #44 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [いない]
    (n,n-suf) within; inside of; less than   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かない]
    (n) (hum) wife   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うち]
    (n) inside   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • その   [そのうち]
    (adv) eventually; sooner or later; of the previously mentioned   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あんない]
    (n,vs) information; guidance; leading   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないよう]
    (n) subject; contents; matter; substance; detail; import   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ないか]
    (n) internist clinic; internal medicine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないせん]
    (n) phone extension; indoor wiring; inner line   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ないかく]
    (n) cabinet; (government) ministry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないしょ]
    (adj-no,n) secrecy; privacy; secret; internal evidence; one's circumstances   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないしん]
    (n-adv,n-t) innermost thoughts; real intention; inmost heart; one's mind; in the heart   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないぞう]
    (n) internal organs; intestines; viscera   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないぞう]
    (n,vs) involvement; internal (e.g. disk)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないぶ]
    (adj-no,n) interior; inside; internal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うちわけ]
    (n) the items; breakdown; classification   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないらん]
    (n) civil war; insurrection; rebellion; domestic conflict   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないりく]
    (n) inland   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いきない]
    (n) inside the area   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いんない]
    (n) (1) inside the House (Diet); (2) inside the hospital   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かげのないかく]
    shadow cabinet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えんない]
    (n) inside the garden (park)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おくない]
    (n) indoor (court, pool, etc)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かていない]
    domestic; in the family   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はのい]
    Hanoi   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくない]
    (n) (inside the) Cabinet   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくない]
    (n) within the school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんない]
    (n) within the jurisdiction of   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんない]
    (n) in the building   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くないちょう]
    Imperial Household Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいだい]
    (n) compound; grounds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くない]
    (n) in the ward or borough   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げつない]
    (n) by the end of this month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんない]
    (n) within the sphere   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんない]
    (n) within the prefecture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうない]
    (n) within a school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうない]
    (n) premises; grounds; campus   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうない]
    (n) inside the harbour   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくない]
    (n) internal; domestic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しない]
    (n) (within a) city   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しつない]
    (n) in the room   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しつないがく]
    (n) chamber music   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃない]
    (n) within a company   [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.