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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 目 (め) – eye
Henshall Mnemonic: upright eye
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #76 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

  •   [まじめ]
    (adj-na,n) diligent; serious; honest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だめ]
    (adj-na,n) useless; no good; hopeless   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • う   [おめでとう]
    (ateji) (int) (uk) Congratulations!; an auspicious occasion!   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かもく]
    (n) (school) subject; curriculum; course   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうもく]
    (n,vs) notice; attention; observation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もくてき]
    (n) purpose; goal; aim; objective; intention   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もくひょう]
    (n) mark; objective; target   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [こうもく]
    (n) item   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [でたらめ]
    (adj-na,n) (1) (uk) irresponsible utterance; nonsense; nonsensical; (2) random; haphazard; unsystematic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めやす]
    (n) criterion; aim   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めじるし]
    (n,vs) mark; sign; landmark   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めした]
    (n) subordinate(s); inferior(s); junior   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [めざす]
    (v5s) to aim at; to have an eye on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もくじ]
    (n) table of contents   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [めでたい]
    (adj) happy; simple soul; propitious; joyous   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めうえ]
    (n) superior(s); senior   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めちゃくちゃ]
    (adj-na,n) (uk) absurd; unreasonable; excessive; messed up; spoiled; wreaked   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [めだつ]
    (v5t) to be conspicuous; to stand out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めまい]
    (n,vs) dizziness; giddiness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [やくめ]
    (n) duty; business   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [いちもく]
    (n-adv,n-t) a glance; a look; a glimpse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ききめ]
    (n) effect; virtue; efficacy; impression   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひとめ]
    (n) public gaze; public notice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きれめ]
    (n) break; pause; gap; end; rift; interruption; cut; section; notch; incision; end (of a task)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ひとめ]
    (n-adv,n-t) a glance; a look; a glimpse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひけめ]
    (n) weakness; drawing back   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はめ]
    (n) panel; wainscoting; plight   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [えんもく]
    (n) (abbr) musical program   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よこめ]
    (n) side glance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かもく]
    (n) (school) subject; curriculum; course   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいもく]
    (adv) entirely   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [われめ]
    (n) chasm; interstice; crevice; crack; split; rift; fissure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さかいめ]
    (n) border; boundary line; crisis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょくもく]
    (n) program; musical selection; tunes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みため]
    (n) appearance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいもく]
    (n) particulars; details; specified items   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じもく]
    (n) (1) eye and ear; (2) one's attention; one's interest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゃのめ]
    (n) (umbrella with) bull's-eye (pattern)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅもく]
    (n) event; item of business   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふしめ]
    (n) a knot; a turning point   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんたくかもく]
    subject of selection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たもくてき]
    (adj-na,n) multipurpose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふたつめ]
    (n) one after next; second   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にまいめ]
    (n) actor in a love scene   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひのめ]
    (n) sunlight   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひんもく]
    (n) list of articles   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おいめ]
    (n) indebtedness; unfulfilled promise; drawback   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かれ   [わかれめ]
    (n) turning point; fork; junction; parting of the ways   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かため]
    (n) one eye   [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.