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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 牛 (うし) – cow
Henshall Mnemonic: cow is a thing with four legs
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #215 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

  •   [けんぶつ]
    (n,vs) sightseeing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [のりもの]
    (n) vehicle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おくりもの]
    (n) present; gift   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きもの]
    (n) kimono   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうぶつえん]
    (n) zoo; zoological gardens   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しなもの]
    (n) goods; article; thing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [わすれもの]
    (n) lost article; something forgotten   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [こくもつ]
    (n) grain; cereal; corn   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくもつ]
    (n) produce (e.g. agricultural); crops   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょもつ]
    (n) books   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょくぶつ]
    (n) plant; vegetation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょくもつ]
    (n) food; foodstuff   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんぶつ]
    (n) character; personality; person; man; personage; talented man   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いきもの]
    (n) living thing; animal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいぶつ]
    (n) living things; creature   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

    JLPT N1 Words

      Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

      • その   [そのもの]
        (n) the very thing; itself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [やすもの]
        (n) cheap article (poor quality)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いぶつ]
        (n,pref) foreign substance; foreign body; xeno   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いしつぶつ]
        (n) lost article   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いぶつ]
        (n) relic; momento   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちじんぶつ]
        (n) man of some importance; character   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [おぶつ]
        (n) dirt; dust; garbage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [おろしうりぶっか]
        wholesale price   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ばけもの]
        (n) goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かごうぶつ]
        (n) (chemical) compound   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かねんぶつ]
        (n) combustible(s); inflammables; inflammability   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [なつもの]
        (n) summer goods   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かいぶつ]
        (n) monster   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [かいさんぶつ]
        (n) marine products   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [えまきもの]
        (n) picture scroll   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ほしもの]
        (n) laundry on the line; clothes for drying   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [きぶつ]
        (n) container; receptacle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [くもつ]
        (n) offering   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [けんぞうぶつ]
        (n) structure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [きぬおりもの]
        (n) silk goods   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [けんぶつにん]
        (n) spectator; sightseer; onlookers   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [げんぶつ]
        (n) stocks; products   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [こうぶつ]
        (n) favorite dish; favorite food   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [こうせいぶっしつ]
        (n) antibiotics   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [こくりつはくぶつかん]
        national museum   [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.