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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 木 (き) – tree
Henshall Mnemonic: tree with sweeping branches
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #317 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

  •   [ざいもく]
    (n) lumber; timber   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいぼく]
    (n) large tree   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なみき]
    (n) roadside tree; row of trees   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もくざい]
    (n) lumber; timber; wood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うえき]
    (n) garden shrubs; trees; potted plant   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [どぼく]
    (n) public works   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅもく]
    (n) trees and shrubs; arbour   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [もくへん]
    (n) block (of wood); chip; splinter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぞうきばやし]
    (n) grove of mixed trees; copse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なえぎ]
    (n) seedling; sapling; young tree   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くろき]
    (n) unbarked lumber   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あらき]
    (n) logs in bark; rough wood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かれき]
    (n) dead tree; dry wood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 々   [きぎ]
    (n) every tree; many trees; all kinds of trees   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かれき]
    (n) dead tree; dry wood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とちのき]
    (n) Japanese horse chestnut   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きのめ]
    (n) bud of Japanese pepper tree (Xanthoxylum piperitum); leaf bud   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くさき]
    (n) plants; vegetation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうもく]
    (n) plants; vegetation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きのみ]
    (n) nut; fruit; berry   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [このは]
    (n) foliage; leaves of trees   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こかげ]
    (n) shade of tree; bower   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あおき]
    (n) live tree; Japanese laurel   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かしわぎ]
    oak-tree   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きど]
    (n) wicket gate; wooden door   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もとき]
    (n) original stock   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • し   [こがらし]
    (n) cold wintry wind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • らし   [こがらし]
    (n) cold wintry wind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もっこう]
    (n) woodworking; woodworker; carpenter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うえきばち]
    (n) flowerpot   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きば]
    (n) lumberyard   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もくせい]
    (n) Jupiter (planet)   [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.