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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

  • 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]
  • る   [できる]
    (v1) (uk) to be able to; to be ready; to occur   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さらいねん]
    (n-adv,n-t) year after next   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [しょうらい]
    (n-adv,n-t) future (usually near); prospects   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [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]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [らい]
    since (last month); for (10 days); next (year)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みらい]
    (n) (1) the future (usually distant); (2) future tense; (3) the world to come   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [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]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [らいにち]
    (n) arrival in Japan; coming to Japan; visit to Japan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 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]

JLPT N1 Words

  • る   [きたる]
    (v5r) to come; to arrive; to be due to; to be next; to be forthcoming   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅうらい]
    (n-adv,n-t) up to now; so far; traditional   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [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]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [ざいらい]
    (n) pre-existing; already there; conventional   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょらい]
    (n) coming and going   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうらい]
    (n) arrival   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくねんらい]
    (n-adv) since last year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • やってる   [やってくる]
    (vk) to come along; to come around; to turn up   [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]
  • ってる   [もってくる]
    (vk) to bring   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おうらい]
    (n) coming and going; road; correspondence; street traffic; highway   [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]
  •   [しょうらいせい]
    (n) future prospects; promise   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とらい]
    (n,vs) visit; introduction; importation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいひん]
    (n) guest; visitor; visitor's arrival   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうらいぞう]
    vision of the future   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らいほう]
    (n,vs) visit; call   [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]
  •   [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]
  •   [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]
  • れてる   [つれてくる]
    (vk) to bring someone along   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいらい]
    (n) return; second coming; Second Advent; reincarnation   [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.