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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 風 (かぜ) – wind
Henshall Mnemonic: insect blown against sail by wind
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #558 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せんぷうき]
    (n) electric fan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふう]
    (adj-na,n,n-suf) method; manner; way   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうせん]
    (n) balloon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふろしき]
    (n) wrapping cloth; cloth wrapper   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ふうしゅう]
    (n) custom   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうぞく]
    (n) (1) manners; customs; (2) sex service; sex industry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうど]
    (n) natural features; topography; climate; spiritual features   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼうふう]
    (n) storm; windstorm; gale   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようふう]
    (adj-na,n) western style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [わふう]
    (n) Japanese style   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • そよ   [そよかぜ]
    (n) gentle breeze; soft wind; breath of air; zephyr   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっぷう]
    (n) eccentric   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きせつふう]
    (n) seasonal winds   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎゃくふう]
    (n) head wind; adverse wind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうふう]
    (n) strong wind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんびょうぶ]
    (n) folding screen covered with gold leaf   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こふう]
    (adj-na,n) old customs; old style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくふう]
    (n) literary style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しっぷう]
    (n) squall; gale; hurricane   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あきかぜ]
    (n) autumn breeze; fall breeze   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんぷう]
    (n) new style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かみかぜ]
    (n) divine wind; Kamikaze   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 西   [にしかぜ]
    (n) west wind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんぷう]
    (n) whirlwind; sensation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おいかぜ]
    (n) tailwind; fair or favorable wind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とっぷう]
    (n) squall; sudden gust   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうう]
    (n) wind and rain   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふううん]
    (n) winds and clouds; elements; situation; state of affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かざしも]
    (n) leeward; lee   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうかく]
    (n) personality; style; appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうき]
    (n) public morals   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうけつ]
    (n) cave from which cold wind blows   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [かざむき]
    (n) wind's direction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふうし]
    (n) satire   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かぜぐすり]
    (n) remedy for a cold   [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.