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

stroke order illustration  
wrong side
Bushu (Radical) Info:
亠 (なべぶた) – lid
衣 (ころも) – clothing
Henshall Mnemonic: clothing made at rear of village has good lining
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #812 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [うら]
    (n) reverse side; wrong side; back; undersurface; inside; palm; sole; opposite; rear; lining; last half (of an inning)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  • る   [うらぎる]
    (v5r) to betray; to turn traitor to; to double-cross   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [うらぐち]
    (n) backdoor; rear entrance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • す   [うらがえす]
    (v5s) to turn inside out; to turn the other way; to turn (something) over   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • し   [うらがえし]
    (n) inside out; upside down   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [のうり]
    (n) one's mind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひょうり]
    (n) two sides; inside and outside   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶたいうら]
    (n) offstage; backstage; behind the scenes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらがね]
    (n) bribe   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [うらぎり]
    (n) treachery; betrayal; perfidy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらぎりもの]
    (n) betrayer; traitor; turncoat; informer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらがわ]
    (n) the reverse; other side; lining   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • り   [うらどおり]
    (n) side street (often parallel to a main street); back street   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらみち]
    (n) back lane; secret path; unfair means   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらおもて]
    (n) wrong side out; both sides; reverse; opposite; double-dealing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • け   [うらづけ]
    (n) backing; support; endorsement; collateral; security; guarantee; proof; substantiation; foundation; lining (something); something lined   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらはら]
    (adj-na,n) opposite; reverse; contrary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらかた]
    (n) lady consort (to a high personage); scene shifter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りめん]
    (n) back; reverse; other side; inside; tails (of coins); background   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらめ]
    (n) backfire   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [うらもん]
    (n) back gate   [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.