Grade 2 kanji (Single kanji)

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Grade 2 kanji, single kanji, no okurigana or compounds. Only the stand alone reading / reading in most common word with that kanji is given.

Note; (Nearly) all meanings of the kanji are given; keep in mind that as a single word it may not mean everything listed.

Vocabulary List

  • なに / なん
    What; how
    new
    8986
  • よう
    Use; duty; service; task; business; purpose
    new
    8985
  • ばん
    Number (in a series); (one's) turn; watch; guard; lookout
    new
    8984
  • かたな
    Sword; katana
    new
    8983
  • うた
    Song; sing
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    8982
  • Department; section
    new
    8981
  • ひ(く)
    Pull; draw
    new
    8980
  • おおやけ / こう
    Official; public; formal; open
    new
    8979
  • らく / たの(しい)
    Comfort; ease; pleasant; fun; enjoy
    new
    8978
  • だい
    Stand; rack; table; pedastal
    new
    8977
  • あ(たる) / とう
    Hit; strike; right; appropriate; this
    new
    8976
  • あ(う)
    Fit; suit; merge; join
    new
    8975
  • まい / ごと
    every (usu. with events, e.g. every weekend); each
    new
    8974
  • でん
    Electricity; lightning
    new
    8973
  • き(る) / せつ
    Cut; sharp; eager; earnest
    new
    8972
  • しゃ / やしろ
    Company; shrine (usually Shinto)
    new
    8971
  • あか(るい)
    Bright (light); clear; open
    new
    8970
  • ふね
    Ship; boat; watercraft; vessel
    new
    8969
  • く(み)
    Group; team; set; join
    new
    8968
  • あ(う) / かい
    Meeting; meet; society; association; join
    new
    8967
  • かい / まわ(す)
    -times; occurences; revolve; rotate; turn
    new
    8966
  • ゆみ
    Bow (archery)
    new
    8965
  • Steam; vapor
    new
    8964
  • Noon
    new
    8963
  • う(る)
    Sell; sales
    new
    8962
  • か(う)
    Buy; purchase
    new
    8961
  • みせ
    Store; shop; establishment
    new
    8960
  • かつ
    Living; life; active
    new
    8958
  • と(まる) / や(める)
    Stop; halt; cease
    new
    8957
  • はし(る)
    Run
    new
    8954
  • ほ / ある(く)
    Walk; step; stride
    new
    8953
  • かえ(る)
    Return (home); come back
    new
    8952
  • い(く) / ぎょう
    Go; going; travelling; line (i.e. of text)
    new
    8951
  • く(る) / らい
    Come; arrive; next (year, etc.)
    new
    8950
  • くろ
    Black
    new
    8949
  • Yellow
    new
    8948
  • いろ
    Color
    new
    8947
  • ちゃ
    Tea
    new
    8946
  • こめ / べい
    Rice; America
    new
    8945
  • むぎ
    Wheat; barley; oat (oats)
    new
    8944
  • な(く)
    Make noise; chirp; ring; cry (esp. animal)
    new
    8943
  • はね
    Feather; plume; wing
    new
    8942
  • とり
    Bird
    new
    8941
  • さかな
    Fish (animal)
    new
    8940
  • うし
    Cow; cattle
    new
    8939
  • うま
    Horse
    new
    8938
  • にく
    Meat; flesh
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    8937
  • たべ(る) / しょく
    Eat; meal; food
    new
    8936
  • もと
    Origin; source; former
    new
    8935
  • さく / つく(る)
    Make; create
    new
    8934
  • さん
    Calculate; calculation
    new
    8932
  • Reason; principle; logic; truth
    new
    8931
  • さい
    Ability; talent; genius; age
    new
    8930
  • し(る) / ち
    Know; wisdom
    new
    8929
  • かんが(え)
    Think about; consider; consideration; ideas
    new
    8928
  • おも(う)
    Think; thoughts; emotion
    new
    8927
  • は(れ)
    Fine (weather); clear; sunny
    new
    8926
  • おし(え)
    Teach; teachings; lesson; doctrine
    new
    8925
  • こう
    Craft; work; worker; construction
    new
    8924
  • Figure (e.g. Fig 1); drawing; diagram; illustration
    new
    8923
  • Picture
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    8922
  • が / かく
    Picture; drawing; stroke (of a kanji, etc.)
    new
    8921
  • かみ
    Paper
    new
    8920
  • しる(す) / き
    Write down; chonicle; report
    new
    8919
  • か(く) /しょ
    Write; writing; document; form; book
    new
    8918
  • よ(む)
    Read; reading
    new
    8917
  • ご / かた(り)
    Language; speech; talking
    new
    8916
  • き(く)
    Hear; ask; listen
    new
    8915
  • こえ
    Voice
    new
    8914
  • こた(え)
    Response; reply; answer; solution
    new
    8913
  • い(う) / げん/ こと
    Say; tell; word; remark;
    new
    8912
  • はなし
    Talk; speech; story
    new
    8911
  • みち
    Road; path
    new
    8910
  • もん / かど
    Gates; gate
    new
    8909
  • とお(す) / かよ(う) / つう(じる)
    Pass through; back and forth; commincate; street
    new
    8908
  • てら
    Buddhist temple
    new
    8907
  • いえ / うち
    House; home
    new
    8906
  • とう
    Door (esp. Japanese-style)
    new
    8905
  • しつ
    Room (of a house/building)
    new
    8904
  • ほし
    Star
    new
    8903
  • いわ
    Rock; stone
    new
    8902
  • うみ
    Sea; ocean
    new
    8901
  • いけ
    Pond
    new
    8900
  • くも
    Cloud
    new
    8899
  • ゆき
    Snow
    new
    8898
  • かぜ / ふう
    Wind (nature); manner; style
    new
    8897
  • きょう / けい
    Capital; metropolis
    new
    8896
  • City
    new
    8895
  • さと
    Village; countryside; country
    new
    8894
  • はら / げん
    Field; plain; prairie; origin
    new
    8893
  • Field; plain; rustic
    new
    8892
  • たに
    Valley
    new
    8891
  • その / えん
    Garden; park
    new
    8890
  • くに
    Country
    new
    8889
  • ち / つし
    Ground; earth; soil; land
    new
    8888
  • Place; location; situation
    new
    8887
  • そと / ほか
    Outside; foreign; other
    new
    8886
  • うち
    Inside; within
    new
    8885
  • あと / のち / うし(ろ)
    Behind; after
    new
    8884
  • まえ
    In front; before
    new
    8883
  • ちか(い)
    Near; nearby; close
    new
    8882
  • とお
    Far; distant
    new
    8881
  • 西
    にし
    West
    new
    8880
  • ひがし
    East
    new
    8879
  • みなみ
    South
    new
    8878
  • きた
    North
    new
    8877
  • かた / ほう
    Direction; side; way; manner of
    new
    8876
  • あいだ / かん
    Space (between); gap; interval; period of time
    new
    8875
  • ふる
    Old; aged; second-hand; used
    new
    8874
  • しん / あたら(しい)
    New
    new
    8873
  • いま
    Now; current
    new
    8872
  • ふゆ
    Winter
    new
    8871
  • あき
    Autumn; Fall
    new
    8870
  • なつ
    Summer
    new
    8869
  • はる
    Spring (season)
    new
    8868
  • しゅう
    Week
    new
    8867
  • ふん / ぶん
    Part; minute of time; segment; understand
    new
    8866
  • よる
    Night; evening
    new
    8865
  • ひる
    Daytime; midday
    new
    8864
  • あさ
    Morning
    new
    8863
  • よう
    Weekday
    new
    8862
  • とき / じ
    Time; hour; moment; occasion
    new
    8861
  • こころ
    Mind; heart; spirit
    new
    8860
  • くび
    Neck
    new
    8859
  • かお
    Expression; face (of a person)
    new
    8858
  • あたま
    Head; mind; brain; intellect
    new
    8848
  • Hair; fur
    new
    8847
  • からだ
    Body; form; physical; health
    new
    8846
  • とも
    Friend; companion; pal
    new
    8845
  • じ / みずか(ら)
    Oneself; one's self; natural
    new
    8844
  • いもうと
    Younger sister
    new
    8843
  • おとうと
    Younger brother
    new
    8842
  • あに
    Older brother
    new
    8841
  • あね
    Older sister
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    8840
  • ちち
    Father
    new
    8839
  • はは
    Mother
    new
    8838
  • おや / しん
    Parent; parents / Intimate; close
    new
    8837
  • どう / おな(じ)
    Same; identical; in agreement; uniform
    new
    8836
  • たか
    Tall; high; expensive; amount
    new
    8835
  • つよ(い)
    Strong; powerful; force; resistant
    new
    8834
  • じゃく / よわ(い)
    Weak; delicate; fragile
    new
    8833
  • Arrow; dart
    new
    8832
  • せん
    Line; track
    new
    8831
  • ちょく
    Straightaway; direct; honesty; fix; repair
    new
    8830
  • けい
    Measure; plan
    new
    8829
  • かく / かど/ つの
    Angle; corner; horn
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    8828
  • ひかり
    Light; shine
    new
    8827
  • まじ(わる)
    Mix; combine; cross; intersect
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    8826
  • まる
    Circle; round; full
    new
    8825
  • てん
    Point; spot; score
    new
    8824
  • なが(い) / ちょう / おさ
    Long; lengthy / Chief; head
    new
    8816
  • ひろ(い)
    Spacious; wide; spread; span
    new
    8815
  • ほそ
    Slender; thin; weak; fine; detailed
    new
    8802
  • ふと(い)
    Fat; plump
    new
    8801
  • かたち
    Form; shape; figure
    new
    8800
  • はん
    Half
    new
    8799
  • まん
    Ten thousand
    new
    8798
  • しょう
    Small; little; few
    new
    8797
  • Many; numerous; multi
    new
    8796
  • かず / すう
    Number; several
    new
    8795
Grade 2 kanji (Single kanji)
160 vocabularies