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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 飛 (とぶ) – flying
Henshall Mnemonic: two long beaked cranes fly through tall reeds
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #580 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • ぶ   [とぶ]
    (v5b) to jump; to fly; to leap; to spring; to bound; to hop   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひこうき]
    (n) aeroplane; airplane   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

  • ばす   [とばす]
    (v5s) to skip over; to omit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [とびだす]
    (v5s) to jump out; to rush out; to fly out; to appear suddenly; to protrude; to project   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひこう]
    (n) aviation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • む   [とびこむ]
    (v5m) to jump in; to leap in; to plunge into; to dive   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • ばし   [とばし]
    selling or divesting in unwanted stocks; hiding bad loans   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ぶ   [ふきとぶ]
    (v5b,vi) to be blown off; to blow off   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • りる   [とびおりる]
    (v1) to jump down; to jump off   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とびひ]
    (n) (1) leaping flames; shower of flying sparks; (2) impetigo contagiosa   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [とびかう]
    (v5u) to fly about; to flutter about; to fly past each other   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • りる   [とびおりる]
    (v1) to jump down; to jump off   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • み   [とびこみ]
    (n) jump; plunge; dive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [とびだし]
    (exp) something that leaps or thrusts out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • がる   [とびあがる]
    (v5r) to spring; to jump up; to fly up; to skip   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [とびきり]
    (adj-no,adv) extraordinary; superior; choice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とびち]
    (n) scattered landholdings; detached land; enclave   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うちゅうひこうし]
    astronaut   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひきゅう]
    (n) fly (ball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひこうし]
    (n) pilot   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひこうせん]
    (n) airship; blimp   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎひ]
    (n) sacrifice fly (baseball)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひしゃ]
    (n) rook or castle (shogi)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あすか]
    name of historic, pre-Nara era   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひやく]
    (n,vs) (1) leaping; activity; (2) leapfrog (over a problem)   [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.