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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]
  •   [うち]
    (n) inside   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かない]
    (n) (hum) wife   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ないよう]
    (n) subject; contents; matter; substance; detail; import   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 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]

JLPT N2 Words

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

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [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]
  •   [ないかく]
    (n) cabinet; (government) ministry   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [まくうち]
    (n) highest rank in sumo   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいない]
    (n) inside the body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [わくない]
    (n) within the limits; framework   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃない]
    (n) inside a carriage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないし]
    (ok) (n,vs) unofficial announcement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないじつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) the facts   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りょうない]
    (n) (within a) territory; domains   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんない]
    (n) in the building   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないじゅ]
    (n) domestic demand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しない]
    (n) (within a) city   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんない]
    (n) within the sphere   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうない]
    (n-adv,n-t) inside a castle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないしゅっけつ]
    (n) internal bleeding; internal haemorrhage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないせい]
    (n,vs) introspection; reflection on one's self   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないじょう]
    (n) internal conditions; true state of affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないしょく]
    (n) side job (at home); home industry; side line   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないしん]
    (n) unofficial report; confidential report   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないせい]
    (n) municipal; internal administration; domestic affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないせん]
    (n) civil war   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうない]
    (n) on the grounds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくない]
    (n) internal; domestic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないそう]
    (n) interior design; interior; upholstery   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうない]
    (n) neighborhood; street; block; town   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うちがわ]
    (n) inside; interior; inner part   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんない]
    (n) within the jurisdiction of   [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.