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

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 門 (もん) – gate
Henshall Mnemonic: double-doored gate
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #452 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [もん]
    (n,n-suf) (1) gate; (2) counter for cannons   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [せんもん]
    (n) speciality; specialty; subject of study; expert   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せいもん]
    (n) main gate; main entrance   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [かど]
    (n,n-suf) (1) gate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶもん]
    (n) class; group; category; department; field; branch   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [はんもんてん]
    Panmunjon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうもん]
    (n) doctrine; creed; sect   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんい]
    (n) medical specialist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんか]
    (n) specialist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんがっこう]
    vocational school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんてき]
    (adj-na) technical (e.g. discussion); exclusive; professional   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんもんてん]
    (n) specialist shops   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんか]
    (n) one's pupil or student or follower   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんかせい]
    (n) pupil; disciple; follower   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんがいかん]
    (n) outsider; layman; amateur   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんこ]
    (n) door   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かどまつ]
    (n) New Year's pine decoration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんぜん]
    (n) before a gate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [もんぜんばらい]
    (n) turning another away at the gate or front door; refusing to receive a caller   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [もんぴ]
    (n) door(s) of a gate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうもん]
    (n) school gate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうりゅうもん]
    (n) gateway to success; opening to honours   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらもん]
    (n) back gate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にゅうもん]
    (n) primer; manual; entering an institute; introduction to   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいもん]
    (n) noted family; noble family   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なると]
    (n) steamed fish-paste cake, sliced to decorate soup (type of kamaboko)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちもん]
    (n) the family; dependents; household; kin; clan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんもん]
    (n) barrier; gateway   [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.