allograph (different shape but same meaning)
connotation as a character part
abbreviated, abbreviation
contracted, contraction
extended meaning
kanji, ideograph, character
literal translation from the Shuowen Jiezi
modified, modification
mijn hanzi, modification
opposite meaning or situation
when used as a character part
explanation according to Richard Sears (
one of the 214 radicals in the traditional character classification system
situation chosen for evoking this meaning
suffix for counting units of objects, etc.
Unclassified by Joseph De Roo.


Jouyou kanji in 1144 words

This is a list of compound words that captures all of the Jouyou kanji. The idea is to have a minimum amount of words that contain all of the jouyou kanji. Most are compound words so it should help in remembering the meaning of the individual kanji. If you know how to write all these words and their meaning you know all the jouyou kanji. This doesn't mean that the words here are particularly usefull per se. Some are quite rare and are seldomly used.

I compiled this list for studying the writing of the jouyou kanji in Anki. The plaintext file can be found here.