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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
厂 (がんだれ) – cliff
又 (また) – furthermore
Henshall Mnemonic: cliff opposes hand
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #191 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [はんたい]
    (adj-na,n,vs) opposition; resistance; antagonism; hostility; contrast; objection; dissension; reverse; opposite; vice versa   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [はんこう]
    (n) opposition; resistance; insubordination; defiance; hostility; rebellion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いはん]
    (n) violation (of law); transgression; infringement; breach   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • る   [かえる]
    (v5r,vi) to change; to turn over; to turn upside down   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんえい]
    (n,vs) reflection; influence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんせい]
    (n,vs) reflection; reconsideration; introspection; meditation; contemplation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はん]
    (n,vs) anti-; opposite; antithesis; antagonism   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • る   [そる]
    (v5r) (1) to warp; to be warped; to curve; to be curved; to be arched; (2) to bend (backward)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんのう]
    (n) reaction; response   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんかん]
    (n) antipathy; revolt; animosity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんきょう]
    (n) echo; reverberation; repercussion; reaction; influence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんげき]
    (n,vs) counterattack; counteroffensive; counterblow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんしゃ]
    (n,vs) reflection; reverberation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんぱつ]
    (n,vs) repelling; rebound; recover; oppose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんらん]
    (n) insurrection; mutiny; rebellion; revolt; uprising   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たん]
    (n) roll of cloth (c. 10 yds.); .245 acres; 300 tsubo   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • する   [はんする]
    (vs-s) to be inconsistent with; to oppose; to contradict; to transgress; to rebel   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ぞうはん]
    (n) rebellion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんき]
    (n) standard of revolt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんぎゃく]
    (n) treason; treachery; mutiny; rebellion; insurrection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんきょう]
    (n) anticommunist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんたん]
    (n) reduction (of crop size)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんさよう]
    (n) reaction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんしゃてき]
    (adj-na) reflective; reflecting; reflexive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんしょう]
    (n) proof to the contrary; disproof; counter-evidence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんせん]
    (n) anti-war   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんそく]
    (n) foul play (sport); transgression; default; balk; irregularity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんたいせい]
    (n) anti-establishment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんてん]
    (n,vs) turning around; rolling over; turning from side to side; inversion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんどう]
    (n) reaction; recoil; kick   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょぜつはんのう]
    rejection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんにち]
    (n) anti-Japanese   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんぷく]
    (n,vs) repetition; reverse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんべい]
    (n) anti-American   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんめん]
    (n-adv,n) on the other hand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいはんたい]
    (adj-na,n) bipolar; polar; polarity; exactly opposite   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんらく]
    (n) reaction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんろん]
    (n,vs) objection; refutation; rebuttal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りはん]
    (n) estrangement; alienation; disaffection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [かえす]
    (v5s,vt) to change; to turn over; to turn upside down   [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.