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English: turn number in a series On-Yomi: バン Kun-Yomi: つが.い は ま
Bushu (Radical) Info: 田 (た) – rice field 釆 (のごめ) – dice
Henshall Mnemonic: rice sown in fields by number, in turns
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 2 Frequency: #348 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji: Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it. Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC. Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).
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JLPT N5 Words 交 番 [こうばん] (n) police box [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 一 番 [いちばん] (n-adv) (1) best; first; number one; (2) game; round; bout; fall; event (in a meet) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 番 号 [ばんごう] (n) number; series of digits [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N4 Words 番 組 [ばんぐみ] (n) program (e.g. TV) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N3 Words 順 番 [じゅんばん] (n) turn (in line); order of things [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N2 Words 留 守 番 [るすばん] (n,vs) care-taking; caretaker; house-watching [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 当 番 [とうばん] (n) being on duty [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 番 地 [ばんち] (n) house number; address [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 番 目 [ばんめ] cardinal number suffix [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 輪 番 [りんばん] (n) sequence; turn; rotation [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 一 一 九 番 [ひゃくじゅうきゅうばん] ambulance and fire brigade emergency tel. no. (in Japan) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 一 番 手 [いちばんて] first player; first worker [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 一 番 乗り [いちばんのり] (n) leader of a charge; first to arrive [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 出 番 [でばん] (n) one's turn [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 本 番 [ほんばん] (n) the actual performance; without rehearsal [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 局 番 [きょくばん] (n) telephone exchange number [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 番 犬 [ばんけん] (n) watchdog [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 番 手 [ばんて] (n) count [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 番 付 [ばんづけ] (n) ranking of entertainers, sumo wrestlers, etc. [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 二 番 [にばん] second; number two; runner-up [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 背 番 号 [せばんごう] (n) number on player's back [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 十 八 番 [じゅうはちばん] (n) one's favorite stunt; one's hobby; No. 18 [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]