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

stroke order illustration  
English:
stand up
On-Yomi:
リツ
リュウ
リットル
Kun-Yomi:
た.つ
-た.つ
た.ち-
た.てる
-た.てる
た.て-
たて-
-た.て
-だ.て
-だ.てる
たち
たっ
たつ
だて
つい
Bushu (Radical) Info: 立 (たつ) – stand
Henshall Mnemonic: person standing
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #58 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • つ   [たつ]
    (v5t) to stand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りっぱ]
    (adj-na,n) splendid; fine; handsome; elegant; imposing; prominent; legal; legitimate   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • つ   [やくにたつ]
    (v5t) to be helpful; to be useful   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てる   [たてる]
    (v1) to stand (something) up; to erect (something)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [どくりつ]
    (adj-na,n) independence (e.g. Ind. Day); self-support   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • がる   [たちあがる]
    (v5r) to stand up   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たちば]
    (n) standpoint; position; situation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [こんだて]
    (n) menu; program; schedule   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくりつ]
    (n) national   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しりつ]
    (n) private (establishment)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいりつ]
    (n,vs) coming into existence; arrangements; establishment; completion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てる   [くみたてる]
    (v1) to assemble; to set up; to construct   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいりつ]
    (n,vs) confrontation; opposition; antagonism   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [めだつ]
    (v5t) to be conspicuous; to stand out   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆうだち]
    (n) (sudden) evening shower (rain)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まる   [たちどまる]
    (v5r) to stop; to halt; to stand still   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [かくりつ]
    (n,vs) establishment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [さかだち]
    (n) handstand; headstand   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こりつ]
    (n) isolation; helplessness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうりつ]
    (n) public (institution)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • てる   [したてる]
    (v1) to tailor; to make; to prepare; to train; to send (a messenger)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じりつ]
    (n,vs) independence; self-reliance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅりつ]
    (n) establish; create   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [なりたつ]
    (v5t) (1) to consist of; (2) to be practical (logical, feasible, viable); to be concluded; to hold true   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せつりつ]
    (n) establishment; foundation; institution   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [おうりつ]
    (n) royal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [かおだち]
    (n) looks; features   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きりつ]
    (n,vs) standing up   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうりつ]
    (n) joint; common   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くりつ]
    (adj-no,n) established by the ward   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こんりゅう]
    (n,vs) (act of) building (temple, monument, etc.); erection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんりつ]
    (n) prefectural (institution)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくりつげきじょう]
    National Theater   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくりつはくぶつかん]
    national museum   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [きわだつ]
    (v5t) to be prominent; to be conspicuous   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [したて]
    (n) tailoring; dressmaking; sewing; making; preparation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しりつ]
    (n) municipal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [とりたて]
    (n) collection (of a debt); patronage   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [てだて]
    (n) means; method   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [もうしたて]
    (n) allegation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [おいたち]
    (n) upbringing; personal history   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [つみたて]
    (n) savings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [つみたてきん]
    (n) deposit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [くみたて]
    (n) construction; framework; erection; assembly; organization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [すだち]
    (n) leaving the nest; becoming independent   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そんりつ]
    (n) existence; subsistence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とりつ]
    (n) metro; municipal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どくりつこく]
    (n) independent state or nation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • て   [にほんだて]
    (n) double feature (movie)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひたち]
    Hitachi (company)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

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.