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

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
刀 (かたな) – sword
刈 (ガイ, カイ, か.る, かっ かり) – reap; cut; clip; trim; prune
歹 (がつへん) – death
Henshall Mnemonic: cut up bones lined up in a row
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #927 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N3 Words

  •   [れつ]
    (n) queue; line; row   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [れっしゃ]
    (n) train (ordinary)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ぎょうれつ]
    (n,vs,n) (1) line; procession; (2) (math) matrix   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [れっとう]
    (n) chain of islands   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [せいれつ]
    (n,vs) stand in a row; form a line   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちんれつ]
    (n,vs) exhibition; display; show   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はいれつ]
    (n,vs) (1) arrangement; disposition; (2) array (programming)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [へいれつ]
    (n,vs) arrangement; parallel; abreast   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [けいれつ]
    (n) series; system; grouping of enterprises; order succession   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうれつ]
    (n) rear; back row   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいぜんれつ]
    front row   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんれつ]
    (n) attendance; participation; presence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょれつ]
    (n) rank; ranking order   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちしまれっとう]
    (n) Kurile Islands   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんれつ]
    (n) line of battle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうれつ]
    (n) funeral procession   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうだのれつ]
    long line; long snake   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょくれつ]
    (n) series (e.g. electrical)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうれつ]
    (n) same rank or file; company; attendance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ねんこうじょれつ]
    (n) seniority by length of service   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [られつ]
    (n,vs) enumeration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [れっきょ]
    (n) enumeration; list   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [れっこく]
    (n) nations; states   [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.