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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
ノ (てん) – kana-no
人 (ひと) – person
化 (カ, ケ, ば.ける, ば.かす, ふ.ける, け.する) – change; take the form of; influence; enchant; delude; -ization
个 (カ , コ, こ, ひ) – counter for articles; individual
Henshall Mnemonic: wheat comes to be ten grains of rice?!
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #102 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [さらいねん]
    (n-adv,n-t) year after next   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [できる]
    (v1) (uk) to be able to; to be ready; to occur   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [くる]
    (vk) to come; to come to hand; to arrive; to approach; to call on; to come on (rain); to set in; to be due; to become; to grow; to get; to come from; to be caused by; to derive from   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいげつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) next month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいしゅう]
    (n-adv,n-t) next week   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいねん]
    (n-adv,n-t) next year   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [さらいげつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) month after next   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さらいしゅう]
    (n-adv,n-t) week after next   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうらい]
    (n-adv,n-t) future (usually near); prospects   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [いらい]
    (n-adv,n-t) since; henceforth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • るだけ   [できるだけ]
    if at all possible   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [できごと]
    (n) incident; affair; happening; event   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みらい]
    (n) (1) the future (usually distant); (2) future tense; (3) the world to come   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らい]
    since (last month); for (10 days); next (year)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • がり   [できあがり]
    (n) finish; completion; ready; made for; cut out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • がる   [できあがる]
    (v5r) (1) to be finished; to be ready; by definition; (2) to be very drunk   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんらい]
    (n-adv,n-t,adj-no) essentially; naturally; by nature; in (and of) itself; originally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいにち]
    (n) arrival in Japan; coming to Japan; visit to Japan   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [けらい]
    (n) retainer; retinue; servant   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がいらい]
    (n) (abbr) imported; outpatient clinic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がんらい]
    (n-adv) originally; primarily; essentially; logically; naturally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうらい]
    (n-adv,n-t) up to now; so far; traditional   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [きたる]
    (v5r) to come; to arrive; to be due to; to be next; to be forthcoming   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  • やってる   [やってくる]
    (vk) to come along; to come around; to turn up   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おうらい]
    (n) coming and going; road; correspondence; street traffic; highway   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がいらいご]
    (n) borrowed word; foreign origin word   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうらい]
    (adj-no,n-adv,n-t) traditional; from ancient times; formerly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょらい]
    (n) coming and going   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こらい]
    (adj-no,adv,n) from time immemorial; ancient; time-honoured   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いきき]
    (n,vs) coming and going; keeping in touch; visiting each other   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいらい]
    (n) return; second coming; Second Advent; reincarnation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ざいらい]
    (n) pre-existing; already there; conventional   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくねんらい]
    (n-adv) since last year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ってる   [もってくる]
    (vk) to bring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅったい]
    (n,vs) occurrence; happening; taking place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [できだか]
    (n) yield; crop; production   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうらいせい]
    (n) future prospects; promise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうらいぞう]
    vision of the future   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とらい]
    (n,vs) visit; introduction; importation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうらい]
    (n) arrival   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねんらい]
    (n-adv,n-t) for some years   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はくらい]
    (adj-no,n) imported; foreign-made   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆらい]
    (adv,n,vs) origin; source; history; derivation; reason; destiny   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいきゃく]
    (n) visitor; caller   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいしゅう]
    (n) raid; attack; invasion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいしゅん]
    (n-t) next spring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいてん]
    (n) coming to the store   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいひん]
    (n) guest; visitor; visitor's arrival   [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.