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Kanji by Frequency

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Kanji ordered by frequency in newspapers. See Kanji Frequency List for more details.

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In the table below, each Kanji is followed by the meaning in English and the pronunciation in Romaji. The on yomi, 音読み (Chinese readings) are in normal type while kun yomi, 訓読み (Japanese readings) are in italics. Kanji in compounds usually have on yomi while Kanji used by themselves usually have kun yomi. For example, water is mizu and wheel is kuruma but water wheel is suisha 水車.

  1. Sun, Day Nichi, Jitsu Hi, Ka
  2. One Ichi, Itsu Hito(tsu)
  3. Ten Jū T
  4. Two Ni Futa(tsu)
  5. Person Jin, Nin Hito
  6. Big Tai, Dai kii
  7. Year Nen Toshi
  8. Meet Kai Au/Aimasu
  9. Country Koku Kuni
  10. Three San Mi
  11. Book, Source Hon Moto
  12. Long, Leader Nagai
  13. Middle, Inside Chū Naka
  14. Five Go Itsu
  15. Leave Shutsu Dasu, Deru
  16. Thing, Business Ji, Zu Koto
  17. Company, Office Sha Yashiro
  18. City, Market Shi Ichi
  19. Person Sha Mono
  20. Moon, Month Getsu, Gatsu Tsuki
  21. Four Shi Yon
  22. Nine Kyū, Ku Kokonotsu
  23. Same, Agree Di Onaji
  24. I Ji, Shi Mizukara
  25. Politics, Rule Sh, Sei Matsurigoto
  26. hour -ji
  27. Business, Vocation Gy, G Waza
  28. Divide, Minute Bun, -fun Wakaru
  29. Top, Up J Ue, Kami
  30. Front, before (no) Mae
  31. Birth, Life Sei Nama
  32. Fit, agree G,Katsu Au/Aimasu
  33. Go Gy, K Iku/Ikimasu
  34. Part, Section Bu
  35. Ground Chi, Ji
  36. After, Behind Go Nochi, Ushiro
  37. Discussion Gi
  38. Party, Group T
  39. Eight Hachi Yatsu
  40. People Min Tami
  41. Six Roku Mu
  42. See, Show Ken Miru/Mimasu
  43. Space, Time Kan Aida
  44. New Shin Atarashii
  45. Official, Member In Kazu
  46. Enter Nyū Hairu, Iru
  47. Place, Occasion J, Ch Ba
  48. Round, Yen En Marui
  49. Learn, Science Gaku Manabu
  50. East Higashi
  51. Leave, Happen Hatsu, Abaku, Tatsu
  52. Way, Direction H Kata
  53. High, Expensive Takai
  54. Inside Nai, Dai Uchi
  55. Hundred Hyaku
  56. Gold, Money Kin Kane
  57. Seven Shichi Nana
  58. Fix, Establish Tei, J Sada(meru)
  59. Child Shi, Su Ko
  60. Target, Adjective suffix Teki Mato
  61. Pair, Versus Tai, Tsui
  62. Hand Shu Te
  63. Stand Ritsu Tatsu/Tateru
  64. Field Den Ta
  65. Turn Kai Mawaru/Mawarimasu
  66. Choose Erabu
  67. Now Kon, Kin Ima
  68. Link, Succession Ren Tsuraneru, Tsureru
  69. Prefecture Ken (36 in Japan)
  70. Replace, Generation Dai Kawaru
  71. Open Kai Akeru/Akemasu, Hiraku
  72. Approximately, Promise Yaku
  73. Power, Strength Ryoku Chikara
  74. Concern, Relation Kan Seki
  75. Body, Object Tai, Tei Karada
  76. Bright, Clear Mei Akarui
  77. Mountain San Yama
  78. Move D Ugo(ku,kasu)
  79. 10,000 Man, Ban
  80. Road, Way Tsū T, D
  81. Eye Moku, Boku Me, Ma
  82. Thousand Sen Chi
  83. Whole Zen Mattaku
  84. Capital Ky Kei
  85. Truth, Ripen Jitsu Mi, Minoru
  86. Ask Mon T/Toimasu
  87. Decide Ketsu Kimaru
  88. Mutual, Appearance, Minister S, Sh Ai
  89. Rice, America Bei, Mai Kome
  90. Win, Guess T Ataru
  91. Degree Do, Taku Tabi
  92. Bottom, Down Ka, Ge Shita
  93. Master Shu Nushi, Omo
  94. Reason Ri
  95. Chart, Schedule Hy Arawasu, Omote
  96. Change Ka, Ke Bakeru
  97. 調 Investigate, Prepare Ch Shiraberu, Toton
  98. Place Sho Tokoro
  99. Small Chiisai, Ko
  100. Negative, Non-, Bad Fu, Bu
  101. Take Shu Toru
  102. Use Y Mochiiru
  103. Reign, Cure Chi, Ji Naosu
  104. Appear, Actual Gen Arawasu
  105. Law H, Hatsu
  106. Spirit, Energy Ki, Ke
  107. Manage, Passage, Longitude Kyou, Kei Heru
  108. Public yake
  109. Speech, Story Wa Hanashi
  110. Most Sai Mottomo
  111. Field Ya No
  112. River Sen Kawa
  113. House Uchi Ie
  114. Duty Mu Tsutomeru
  115. System, Control Sei
  116. Outside, Foreign Gai Soto, Hoka
  117. Ward Ku
  118. Make Suka, Sa Tsukuru
  119. Nature, Gender Sh, Sei
  120. Duration, Expect Ki, Go
  121. Establish Setsu Mkeru
  122. War Sen Tatakau
  123. Name Mei, My Na
  124. Come Rai Kuru/Kimasu (irreg)
  125. Need, Require Y Iru
  126. Attention I
  127. Machine, Opportunity Ki Hata
  128. Speech, Word Gen, Gon Koto, Iu
  129. Produce San Umu
  130. Become, Consist of J, Sei Naru
  131. Mr/Ms -shi Uji
  132. Number, Count S, Su Kazu
  133. Authority Ken
  134. Teach Ky Oshi
  135. Topic, Subject Dai
  136. Road, Way D, t Michi
  137. Protection, Guarantee Ho H Tamo
  138. Receive Ju Ukaru, Ukeru
  139. Win Sh Katsu, Masaru
  140. Whole S
  141. Plain, Origin Gen Hara
  142. Think Shi Om
  143. By means of    I
  144. Strong Ky, G Tsuyoi
  145. Flat, Calm Taira
  146. Cooperate Ky
  147. Organize So Kumi
  148. Island T Shima
  149. Capital, Metropolis Shi Miyako
  150. Many, Frequent Ta i
  151. Have, Hold Ji Motsu
  152. Branch, Support Shi Sasa
  153. Japan, Peace Wa Yawaraku, Nagomu
  154. Add, Include Ka Kuwaeru, Kuwawaru
  155. Sea Kai Umi
  156. Continue, Series Zoku Tsuzu(Ku,Keru)
  157. Correct, Justice Sei Masa,Tadashii
  158. Cheap, Safe, Peace An Yasui
  159. Advance Shin Susu(mu,meru)
  160. Sell Bai Uru
  161. Write, Book, Papers Sho Kaku
  162. Water Sui Mizu
  163. Know Chi Shiru/Shimasu
  164. Work, Craft K, Ku Gu
  165. Near, Early Kin Chikai
  166. Finger, Point Shi Yubi, Sasu
  167. Electricity Den
  168. Heart, Mind Shin Kokoro
  169. Reform, Change Kai Aratameru
  170. Thing, Object Mono
  171. Point Ten
  172. North Kita
  173. Origin Gen, Gan Moto
  174. Sentence, Writing Bun, Mon Fumi
  175. Noon Go
  176. Account, Chronicle Ki Shiru
  177. First, Beginning Sho Hatsu, Hajime (no)
  178. Reward, Account Hou Mukui
  179. Vehicle, Wheel Sha Kuruma
  180. Prefecture Fu
  181. Assets, Resources Shi
  182. Head, Neck Shu Kubi
  183. Town Machi
  184. World, Generation Yo Sekai
  185. Woman On'na
  186. Institution, Academy In
  187. Committee, Entrust I
  188. Investigate Sa
  189. World Kai
  190. Group Dan, Ton
  191. School K
  192. Already, Advance Yo Kane
  193. Rank Dai-
  194. Picture, Stroke Ga, Kaku
  195. Plan, Measure Kei Hakaru
  196. Signature stamp, Seal Han
  197. Future, Previous Sen Saki
  198. 西 West Nishi
  199. Heavy, Important Omoi
  200. Turn to, Beyond K Muku
  201. Bind Ketsu Musubu
  202. Crowded, Intricate Kom(u,eru)
  203. Together Tomo
  204. Goods, Dignity Hin Shina
  205. Trust, Believe Shin
  206. Office Kyoku
  207. Collect, Gather Sh Atsumeru
  208. Activity, Life Katsu
  209. Build Ken, Kon Tateru
  210. Pull In Hiku
  211. Mix K Majiru/Majirimasu
  212. Opposite Han, Tan So
  213. Notify Tsugeru
  214. Advantage, Profit Ri
  215. 100 million Oku
  216. Finish Sumasu
  217. Next Ji, Shi Tsugi(no)
  218. Matter, Case Ken
  219. Village Son Mura
  220. Consider K Kangaeru
  221. Throw T Nageru
  222. Decrease Gen Herasu
  223. Mask, Face Men Omo
  224. Group Ha
  225. Entrust Nin Makaseru
  226. Solve, Undo, Dismiss Kai Toku
  227. Luck, Carry Un Hakobu
  228. Wide Hiroi
  229. 使 Use Shi Tsukau

 

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