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

stroke order illustration  
English:
quantity
measure
weight
amount
consider
estimate
surmise
On-Yomi:
リョウ
Kun-Yomi:
はか.る
かず
Bushu (Radical) Info:
日 (にち) – sun
里 (さと) – village
Henshall Mnemonic: village gets measured quantity, for one day
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #469 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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JLPT N3 Words

  •   [りょう]
    (n,n-suf) quantity; amount; volume; portion (of food)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [じゅうりょう]
    (n) (1) weight; (2) heavyweight boxer   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そくりょう]
    (n,vs) measurement; surveying   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんりょう]
    (n) amount; quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [はかる]
    (v5r) to measure; to weigh; to survey; to time (sound, gauge, estimate)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [びりょう]
    (n) minuscule amount; extremely small quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [うりょう]
    (n) rainfall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんがいむりょう]
    (adj-na,n) deep emotion; one's mind is filled with thousand emotions   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんりょう]
    (n) weight   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいりょう]
    (n) measurement; computation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいりょう]
    (n) light weight   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんりょう]
    (n) loss in quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうすいりょう]
    (n) precipitation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいりょう]
    (n,vs) admeasure; discretion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんりょう]
    (n) output   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しつりょう]
    (n) mass   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうりょう]
    (n) yield; size of harvest   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうりょう]
    (adj-na,n-adv,n) small dose; small quantity; narrowmindedness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうりょう]
    (adj-na,n-adv,n) small dose; small quantity; narrowmindedness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すいりょう]
    (n,vs) guess   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すいりょう]
    (n) quantity or volume of water   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すうりょう]
    (n) quantity; volume   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんりょう]
    (n) dose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんりょう]
    (n) the whole quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうりょう]
    (n) aggregate amount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たりょう]
    (adj-na,n) large quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいりょう]
    (adj-na,n) large quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちしりょう]
    (n) lethal dose   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていりょう]
    (n) fixed quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てきりょう]
    (n) proper quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [むじゅうりょう]
    (n) weightlessness; zero gravity   [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.