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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
人 (ひと) – person
化 (カ, ケ, ば.ける, ば.かす, ふ.ける, け.する) – change; take the form of; influence; enchant; delude; -ization
个 (カ , コ, こ, ひ) – counter for articles; individual
Henshall Mnemonic: hand attaches measure to person
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #322 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [うけつけ]
    (n) receipt; acceptance; reception (desk); information desk   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [かたづける]
    (v1,vt) (1) to tidy up; to put in order; to straighten up; to put away; (2) to settle (problem); to clear (dispute); (3) to finish; to bring something to an end; (4) to marry off (e.g. a daughter); (5) to do away with someone; to bump someone off   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ひづけ]
    (n) date; dating   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [つきあい]
    (n) association; socializing; fellowship   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [きづく]
    (v5k) to notice; to recognize; to become aware of; to perceive; to realize   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [つける]
    (v1,vt) (1) to attach; to join; to add; to append; to affix; to stick; to glue; to fasten; to sew on; to apply (ointment); (2) to furnish (a house with); (3) to wear; to put on; (4) to keep a diary; to make an entry; (5) to appraise; to set (a price); (6) to bring alongside; (7) to place (under guard or doctor); (8) to follow; to shadow; (9) to load; to give (courage to); (10) to keep (an eye on); (11) to establish (relations or understanding)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [おいつく]
    (v5k) to overtake; to catch up (with)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きふ]
    (n,vs) contribution; donation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • ける   [ちかづける]
    (v1) to bring near; to put close; to let come near; to associate with   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [いいつける]
    (v1) to tell; to tell on (someone); to order; to charge; to direct   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • やっける   [やっつける]
    (v1) to beat; to attack (an enemy); to do away with; to finish off   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [ことづける]
    (v1) to send word; to send a message   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきん]
    (n,n-suf) neighbourhood; vicinity; environs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [ぶつける]
    (v1) to knock; to run into; to nail on; to strike hard; to hit and attack   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [おもいつく]
    (v5k) to think of; to hit upon; to come into one's mind; to be struck with an idea   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [きをつける]
    (exp) to be careful; to pay attention; to take care   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • くっく   [くっつく]
    (v5k) to adhere to; to keep close to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • くっける   [くっつける]
    (v1) to attach   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [かたづく]
    (v5k,vi) (1) to be put in order; to be put to rights; (2) to be disposed of; to be solved; (3) to be finished; (4) to be married (off)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [みつかる]
    (v5r) (uk) to be found; to be discovered   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [みつける]
    (v1) to be familiar; to discover; to find fault; to detect; to find out; to locate   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • ける   [うけつける]
    (v1) to be accepted; to receive (an application)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [からだつき]
    (n) body build; figure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [ちかづく]
    (v5k) to approach; to get near; to get acquainted with; to get closer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [すえつける]
    (v1) to install; to equip; to mount   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • き   [じょうけんつき]
    conditionally; with conditions attached   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [うけつけ]
    (n) receipt; acceptance; reception (desk); information desk   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [きめつける]
    (v1) to scold; to take (a person) to task   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [かみつく]
    (v5k) to bite (at); to snap at; to snarl at   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [ひづけ]
    (n) date; dating   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんぷ]
    (n,vs) return; restoration; refund   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうふ]
    (n) sending; forwarding; remitting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひつけやく]
    (n) instigator; troublemaker   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • けた馬   [ほしくさをつけたうま]
    horse loaded with hay   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうふ]
    (n,vs) (1) payment; provision; benefit; present; delivery; (2) performance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [つきそい]
    (n) attendance on; attendant; escort; chaperon; retinue   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [つけ]
    (n) fixed; bill; bill of sale   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [のうふ]
    (n,vs) payment; supply   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [つけこむ]
    (v5m) to take advantage of; to impose on; to make an entry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つけね]
    (n) root; joint; base; crotch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [ひきつける]
    (v1) (1) to fascinate; to attract; to pull up (at a gate); (2) to have a convulsion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [しめつけ]
    (n) pressure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [ねつき]
    (n) quality (ease, difficulty) of one's sleep   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [ねつく]
    (v5k) (1) to go to bed; to go to sleep; to fall asleep; (2) to be laid up (with a cold); to be ill in bed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [つけたす]
    (v5s) to add to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [いちつけ]
    (n) placement; fixed position   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [いちずける]
    (ik) (v1) to place (in relation to the whole); to rank; to position; to locate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふか]
    (n,vs) addition; annexation; appendage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんぷ]
    (n,vs) appended; attached; attachment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [ふりつけ]
    (n) choreography   [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.