Search Kanji for Grade 5

Tips: joujou characters (Kanji characters to be learned at schools in Japan) are highlighted.
Also note that the English meaning under each Kanji is just one of many other possible senses.

long time

Meaning: long time; old story
Kun-yomi: ひさ.しい
On-yomi: キュウ/ク

compare

Meaning: compare; race; ratio; Philipines
Kun-yomi: くら.べる
On-yomi:

branch

Meaning: branch; support; sustain; branch radical (no. 65)
Kun-yomi: ささ.える/つか.える/か.う
On-yomi:

Buddha

Meaning: Buddha; the dead; France
Kun-yomi: ほとけ
On-yomi: ブツ/フツ

pressure

Meaning: pressure; push; overwhelm; oppress; dominate
Kun-yomi: お.す/へ.す/おさ.える/お.さえる
On-yomi: アツ/エン/オウ

old times

Meaning: old times; old things; old friend; former; ex-
Kun-yomi: ふる.い/もと
On-yomi: キュウ

linen

Meaning: linen; cloth
Kun-yomi: ぬの
On-yomi:

show

Meaning: show; indicate; point out; express; display
Kun-yomi: しめ.す
On-yomi: ジ/シ

phrase

Meaning: phrase; clause; sentence; passage; paragraph; counter for haiku
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi:

publish

Meaning: publish; carve; engrave
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: カン

eternity

Meaning: eternity; long; lengthy
Kun-yomi: なが.い
On-yomi: エイ

valve

Meaning: valve; petal; braid; speech; dialect; discrimination; dispose of; distinguish
Kun-yomi: わきま.える/わ.ける/はなびら/あらそ.う
On-yomi: ベン/ヘン

can

Meaning: can; passable; mustn't; should not; do not
Kun-yomi: -べ.き/-べ.し
On-yomi: カ/コク

crime

Meaning: crime; sin; offense
Kun-yomi: おか.す
On-yomi: ハン/ボン

group

Meaning: group; association
Kun-yomi: かたまり/まる.い
On-yomi: ダン/トン

tongue

Meaning: tongue; reed; clapper
Kun-yomi: した
On-yomi: ゼツ

cause

Meaning: cause; factor; be associated with; depend on; be limited to
Kun-yomi: よ.る/ちな.む
On-yomi: イン

responsibility

Meaning: responsibility; duty; term; entrust to; appoint
Kun-yomi: まか.せる/まか.す
On-yomi: ニン

again

Meaning: again; twice; second time
Kun-yomi: ふたた.び
On-yomi: サイ/サ

sham

Meaning: sham; temporary; interim; assumed (name); informal
Kun-yomi: かり/かり-
On-yomi: カ/ケ

affair

Meaning: affair; case; matter; item
Kun-yomi: くだん
On-yomi: ケン

exist

Meaning: exist; outskirts; suburbs; located in
Kun-yomi: あ.る
On-yomi: ザイ

cheerful

Meaning: cheerful; pleasant; agreeable; comfortable
Kun-yomi: こころよ.い
On-yomi: カイ

ward off

Meaning: ward off; defend; protect; resist
Kun-yomi: ふせ.ぐ
On-yomi: ボウ

preface

Meaning: preface; beginning; order; precedence; occasion; chance; incidentally
Kun-yomi: つい.で/ついで
On-yomi: ジョ

intention

Meaning: intention; plan; resolve; aspire; motive; hopes; shilling
Kun-yomi: シリング/こころざ.す/こころざし
On-yomi:

becoming

Meaning: becoming; resemble; counterfeit; imitate; suitable
Kun-yomi: に.る/ひ.る
On-yomi:

level

Meaning: level; average
Kun-yomi: なら.す
On-yomi: キン

article

Meaning: article; clause; item; stripe; streak
Kun-yomi: えだ/すじ
On-yomi: ジョウ/チョウ/デキ

status quo

Meaning: status quo; conditions; circumstances; form; appearance
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ジョウ

apply

Meaning: apply; answer; yes; OK; reply; accept
Kun-yomi: あた.る/まさに/こた.える
On-yomi: オウ/ヨウ/-ノウ

too much

Meaning: too much; myself; surplus; other; remainder
Kun-yomi: あま.る/あま.り/あま.す/あんま.り
On-yomi:

disaster

Meaning: disaster; calamity; woe; curse; evil
Kun-yomi: わざわ.い
On-yomi: サイ

judgement

Meaning: judgement; signature; stamp; seal
Kun-yomi: わか.る
On-yomi: ハン/バン

skill

Meaning: skill; art; craft; ability; feat; performance; vocation; arts
Kun-yomi: わざ
On-yomi:

mention

Meaning: mention; state; speak; relate
Kun-yomi: の.べる
On-yomi: ジュツ

inverted

Meaning: inverted; reverse; opposite; wicked
Kun-yomi: さか/さか.さ/さか.らう
On-yomi: ギャク/ゲキ

fertilizer

Meaning: fertilizer; get fat; fertile; manure; pamper
Kun-yomi: こ.える/こえ/こ.やす/こ.やし/ふと.る
On-yomi:

un-

Meaning: un-; mistake; negative; injustice; non-
Kun-yomi: あら.ず
On-yomi:

reside

Meaning: reside; to be; exist; live with
Kun-yomi: い.る/-い/お.る
On-yomi: キョ/コ

easy

Meaning: easy; ready to; simple; fortune-telling; divination
Kun-yomi: やさ.しい/やす.い
On-yomi: エキ/イ

acquiesce

Meaning: acquiesce; hear; listen to; be informed; receive
Kun-yomi: うけたまわ.る/う.ける/ささ.げる/とど.める/たす.ける/こ.らす/つい.で
On-yomi: ショウ/ジョウ

beckon

Meaning: beckon; invite; summon; engage
Kun-yomi: まね.く
On-yomi: ショウ

bough

Meaning: bough; branch; twig; limb; counter for branches
Kun-yomi: えだ
On-yomi:

merit

Meaning: merit; efficacy; efficiency; benefit
Kun-yomi: き.く/ききめ/なら.う
On-yomi: コウ

astray

Meaning: astray; be perplexed; in doubt; lost; err; illusion
Kun-yomi: まよ.う
On-yomi: メイ

warrior

Meaning: warrior; military; chivalry; arms
Kun-yomi: たけ.し
On-yomi: ブ/ム

cottage

Meaning: cottage; inn; hut; house; mansion
Kun-yomi: やど.る
On-yomi: シャ/セキ

journey

Meaning: journey; travel; chase away; let go; going; before; formerly
Kun-yomi: い.く/いにしえ/さき.に/ゆ.く
On-yomi: オウ

wife

Meaning: wife; spouse
Kun-yomi: つま
On-yomi: サイ
退

retreat

Meaning: retreat; withdraw; retire; resign; repel; expel; reject
Kun-yomi: しりぞ.く/しりぞ.ける/ひ.く/の.く/の.ける/ど.く
On-yomi: タイ

value

Meaning: value; price
Kun-yomi: あたい
On-yomi: カ/ケ

ticket

Meaning: ticket
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ケン

system

Meaning: system; law; rule
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: セイ

river

Meaning: river
Kun-yomi: かわ
On-yomi:

sex

Meaning: sex; gender; nature
Kun-yomi: さが
On-yomi: セイ/ショウ

printing block

Meaning: printing block; printing plate; edition; impression; label
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ハン

limit

Meaning: limit; restrict; to best of ability
Kun-yomi: かぎ.る/かぎ.り/-かぎ.り
On-yomi: ゲン

happenstance

Meaning: happenstance; especially; intentionally; reason; cause; circumstances; the late; therefore; consequently
Kun-yomi: ゆえ/ふる.い/もと
On-yomi:

single

Meaning: single; alone; spontaneously; Germany
Kun-yomi: ひと.り
On-yomi: ドク/トク

thick

Meaning: thick; heavy; rich; kind; cordial; brazen; shameless
Kun-yomi: あつ.い/あか
On-yomi: コウ

ancestor

Meaning: ancestor; pioneer; founder
Kun-yomi:
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create

Meaning: create; make; structure; physique
Kun-yomi: つく.る/つく.り/-づく.り
On-yomi: ゾウ

rule

Meaning: rule; follow; based on; model after
Kun-yomi: のっと.る
On-yomi: ソク

investigate

Meaning: investigate
Kun-yomi:
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protect

Meaning: protect; guarantee; keep; preserve; sustain; support
Kun-yomi: たも.つ
On-yomi: ホ/ホウ

politics

Meaning: politics; government
Kun-yomi: まつりごと/まん
On-yomi: セイ/ショウ

cherry

Meaning: cherry
Kun-yomi: さくら
On-yomi: オウ/ヨウ

individual

Meaning: individual; counter for articles
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: コ/カ

detain

Meaning: detain; fasten; halt; stop
Kun-yomi: と.める/と.まる/とど.める/とど.まる/るうぶる
On-yomi: リュウ/ル

expert

Meaning: expert; teacher; master; model; exemplar; army (incl. counter); war
Kun-yomi: もろもろ/なら.う
On-yomi: シ/ス

status

Meaning: status; rank; capacity; character; case (law, grammar)
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: カク/コウ/キャク/ゴウ

bag

Meaning: bag; bale; sack; counter for bags
Kun-yomi: たわら
On-yomi: ヒョウ

elementary

Meaning: elementary; principle; naked; uncovered
Kun-yomi: もと
On-yomi: ソ/ス

till

Meaning: till; plow; cultivate
Kun-yomi: たがや.す
On-yomi: コウ

ability

Meaning: ability; talent; skill; capacity
Kun-yomi: よ.く
On-yomi: ノウ

benefit

Meaning: benefit; gain; profit; advantage
Kun-yomi: ま.す
On-yomi: エキ/ヤク

rend

Meaning: rend; rip; tear; break; destroy; defeat; frustrate
Kun-yomi: やぶ.る/やぶ.れる/わ.れる
On-yomi:

discipline

Meaning: discipline; conduct oneself well; study; master
Kun-yomi: おさ.める/おさ.まる
On-yomi: シュウ/シュ

contain

Meaning: contain; form; looks
Kun-yomi: い.れる
On-yomi: ヨウ

grace

Meaning: grace; kindness; goodness; favor; mercy; blessing; benefit
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: オン

property

Meaning: property; money; wealth; assets
Kun-yomi: たから
On-yomi: ザイ/サイ/ゾク

precipitous

Meaning: precipitous; inaccessible place; impregnable position; steep place; sharp eyes
Kun-yomi: けわ.しい
On-yomi: ケン

ratio

Meaning: ratio; rate; proportion; %; coefficient; factor
Kun-yomi: ひき.いる
On-yomi: ソツ/リツ/シュツ

present

Meaning: present; existing; actual
Kun-yomi: あらわ.れる/あらわ.す/うつつ/うつ.つ
On-yomi: ゲン

abbreviation

Meaning: abbreviation; omission; outline; shorten; capture; plunder
Kun-yomi: ほぼ/おか.す/おさ.める/はかりごと/はか.る/はぶ.く/りゃく.す/りゃく.
On-yomi: リャク

blame

Meaning: blame; condemn; censure
Kun-yomi: せ.める
On-yomi: セキ

touch

Meaning: touch; contact; adjoin; piece together
Kun-yomi: つ.ぐ
On-yomi: セツ/ショウ

establishment

Meaning: establishment; provision; prepare
Kun-yomi: もう.ける
On-yomi: セツ

severance

Meaning: severance; decline; refuse; apologize; warn; dismiss; prohibit; decision; judgement; cutting
Kun-yomi: た.つ/ことわ.る/さだ.める
On-yomi: ダン

permit

Meaning: permit; approve
Kun-yomi: ゆる.す/もと
On-yomi: キョ

shift

Meaning: shift; move; change; drift; catch (cold, fire); pass into
Kun-yomi: うつ.る/うつ.す
On-yomi:

task

Meaning: task; duties
Kun-yomi: つと.める
On-yomi:

lengthen

Meaning: lengthen; counter for bows & stringed instruments; stretch; spread; put up (tent)
Kun-yomi: は.る/-は.り/-ば.り
On-yomi: チョウ

poverty

Meaning: poverty; poor
Kun-yomi: まず.しい
On-yomi: ヒン/ビン

lady

Meaning: lady; woman; wife; bride
Kun-yomi: よめ
On-yomi:

usual

Meaning: usual; ordinary; normal; regular
Kun-yomi: つね/とこ-
On-yomi: ジョウ

feelings

Meaning: feelings; emotion; passion; sympathy; circumstances; facts
Kun-yomi: なさ.け
On-yomi: ジョウ/セイ

fluid

Meaning: fluid; liquid; juice; sap; secretion
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: エキ

mix

Meaning: mix; blend; confuse
Kun-yomi: ま.じる/-ま.じり/ま.ざる/ま.ぜる/こ.む
On-yomi: コン

eyeball

Meaning: eyeball
Kun-yomi: まなこ/め
On-yomi: ガン/ゲン

impart

Meaning: impart; instruct; grant; confer
Kun-yomi: さず.ける/さず.かる
On-yomi: ジュ

sutra

Meaning: sutra; longitude; pass thru; expire; warp
Kun-yomi: へ.る/た.つ/たていと/はか.る/のり
On-yomi: ケイ/キョウ

fundamentals

Meaning: fundamentals; radical (chem); counter for machines; foundation
Kun-yomi: もと/もとい
On-yomi:

draw near

Meaning: draw near; stop in; bring near; gather; collect; send; forward
Kun-yomi: よ.る/-よ.り/よ.せる
On-yomi:

pick

Meaning: pick; take; fetch; take up
Kun-yomi: と.る
On-yomi: サイ

standard

Meaning: standard; measure
Kun-yomi:
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art

Meaning: art; technique; skill; means; trick; resources; magic
Kun-yomi: すべ
On-yomi: ジュツ

overdo

Meaning: overdo; exceed; go beyond; error
Kun-yomi: す.ぎる/-す.ぎる/-す.ぎ/す.ごす/あやま.つ/あやま.ち/よ.ぎる
On-yomi:

tax

Meaning: tax; duty
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ゼイ

congratulations

Meaning: congratulations; joy
Kun-yomi:
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dwindle

Meaning: dwindle; decrease; reduce; decline; curtail; get hungry
Kun-yomi: へ.る/へ.らす
On-yomi: ゲン
貿

trade

Meaning: trade; exchange
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ボウ

overall

Meaning: overall; relationship; ruling; governing
Kun-yomi: す.べる/ほび.る
On-yomi: トウ

discontinue

Meaning: discontinue; beyond; sever; cut off; abstain; interrupt; suppress
Kun-yomi: た.える/た.やす/た.つ
On-yomi: ゼツ

equip

Meaning: equip; provision; preparation
Kun-yomi: そな.える/そな.わる/つぶさ.に
On-yomi:

evaluate

Meaning: evaluate; criticism; comment
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ヒョウ

evidence

Meaning: evidence; proof; certificate
Kun-yomi: あかし
On-yomi: ショウ

wealth

Meaning: wealth; enrich; abundant
Kun-yomi: と.む/とみ
On-yomi: フ/フウ

occupation

Meaning: occupation; camp; perform; build; conduct (business)
Kun-yomi: いとな.む/いとな.み
On-yomi: エイ

restore

Meaning: restore; return to; revert; resume
Kun-yomi: また
On-yomi: フク

fathom

Meaning: fathom; plan; scheme; measure
Kun-yomi: はか.る
On-yomi: ソク

propose

Meaning: propose; take along; carry in hand
Kun-yomi: さ.げる
On-yomi: テイ/チョウ/ダイ

belong

Meaning: belong; genus; subordinate official; affiliated
Kun-yomi: さかん/つく/やから
On-yomi: ゾク/ショク

extent

Meaning: extent; degree; law; formula; distance; limits; amount
Kun-yomi: ほど/-ほど
On-yomi: テイ

lend

Meaning: lend
Kun-yomi: か.す/か.し-/かし-
On-yomi: タイ

report

Meaning: report; news; reward; retribution
Kun-yomi: むく.いる
On-yomi: ホウ

examination

Meaning: examination; investigate
Kun-yomi: しら.べる
On-yomi: ケン

semi-

Meaning: semi-; correspond to; proportionate to; conform; imitate
Kun-yomi: じゅん.じる/じゅん.ずる/なぞら.える/のり/ひと.しい/みずもり
On-yomi: ジュン

unravel

Meaning: unravel; notes; key; explanation; understanding; untie; undo; solve; answer; cancel; absolve; explain; minute
Kun-yomi: と.く/と.かす/と.ける/ほど.く/ほど.ける/わか.る/さと.る
On-yomi: カイ/ゲ

assets

Meaning: assets; resources; capital; funds; data; be conducive to; contribute to
Kun-yomi:
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dream

Meaning: dream; vision; illusion
Kun-yomi: ゆめ/ゆめ.みる/くら.い
On-yomi: ム/ボウ

domesticate

Meaning: domesticate; raise; keep; feed
Kun-yomi: か.う
On-yomi:

prohibition

Meaning: prohibition; ban; forbid
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: キン

mineral

Meaning: mineral; ore
Kun-yomi: あらがね
On-yomi: コウ

tree trunk

Meaning: tree trunk
Kun-yomi: みき
On-yomi: カン

flock

Meaning: flock; group; crowd; herd; swarm; cluster
Kun-yomi: む.れる/む.れ/むら/むら.がる
On-yomi: グン

damage

Meaning: damage; loss; disadvantage; hurt; injure
Kun-yomi: そこ.なう/そこな.う/-そこ.なう/そこ.ねる/-そこ.ねる
On-yomi: ソン

suitable

Meaning: suitable; occasional; rare; qualified; capable
Kun-yomi: かな.う
On-yomi: テキ

deposit

Meaning: deposit; custody; leave with; entrust to
Kun-yomi: あず.ける/あず.かる
On-yomi:

grave

Meaning: grave; tomb
Kun-yomi: はか
On-yomi:

forces

Meaning: forces; energy; military strength
Kun-yomi: いきお.い/はずみ
On-yomi: セイ/ゼイ

guilt

Meaning: guilt; sin; crime; fault; blame; offense
Kun-yomi: つみ
On-yomi: ザイ

righteousness

Meaning: righteousness; justice; morality; honor; loyalty; meaning
Kun-yomi:
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bountiful

Meaning: bountiful; excellent; rich
Kun-yomi: ゆた.か/とよ
On-yomi: ホウ/ブ

miscellaneous

Meaning: miscellaneous
Kun-yomi: まじ.える/まじ.る
On-yomi: ザツ/ゾウ

acid

Meaning: acid; bitterness; sour; tart
Kun-yomi: す.い
On-yomi: サン

copper

Meaning: copper
Kun-yomi: あかがね
On-yomi: ドウ

jurisdiction

Meaning: jurisdiction; dominion; territory; fief; reign
Kun-yomi: えり
On-yomi: リョウ

benevolence

Meaning: benevolence; virtue; goodness; commanding respect
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: トク

boundary

Meaning: boundary; border; region
Kun-yomi: さかい
On-yomi: キョウ/ケイ

coin

Meaning: coin; .01 yen; money
Kun-yomi: ぜに/すき
On-yomi: セン/ゼン

posture

Meaning: posture; build; pretend
Kun-yomi: かま.える/かま.う
On-yomi: コウ
綿

cotton

Meaning: cotton
Kun-yomi: わた
On-yomi: メン

general

Meaning: general; whole; all; full; total
Kun-yomi: す.べて/すべ.て/ふさ
On-yomi: ソウ

accustomed

Meaning: accustomed; get used to; become experienced
Kun-yomi: な.れる/な.らす
On-yomi: カン

duplicate

Meaning: duplicate; double; compound; multiple
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: フク

statue

Meaning: statue; picture; image; figure; portrait
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ゾウ

increase

Meaning: increase; add; augment; gain; promote
Kun-yomi: ま.す/ま.し/ふ.える/ふ.やす
On-yomi: ゾウ

performance

Meaning: performance; act; play; render; stage
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: エン

attitude

Meaning: attitude; condition; figure; appearance; voice (of verbs)
Kun-yomi: わざ.と
On-yomi: タイ

occasion

Meaning: occasion; side; edge; verge; dangerous; adventurous; indecent; time; when
Kun-yomi: きわ/-ぎわ
On-yomi: サイ

refined

Meaning: refined; ghost; fairy; energy; vitality; semen; excellence; purity; skill
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: セイ/ショウ/シヤウ

made in...

Meaning: made in...; manufacture
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: セイ

outburst

Meaning: outburst; rave; fret; force; violence; cruelty; outrage
Kun-yomi: あば.く/あば.れる
On-yomi: ボウ/バク

guidance

Meaning: guidance; leading; conduct; usher
Kun-yomi: みちび.く
On-yomi: ドウ

approve

Meaning: approve; praise; title or inscription on picture; assist; agree with
Kun-yomi: たす.ける/たた.える
On-yomi: サン

assurance

Meaning: assurance; firm; tight; hard; solid; confirm; clear; evident
Kun-yomi: たし.か/たし.かめる
On-yomi: カク/コウ

substance

Meaning: substance; quality; matter; temperament
Kun-yomi: たち/ただ.す/もと/わりふ
On-yomi: シツ/シチ/チ

enemy

Meaning: enemy; foe; opponent
Kun-yomi: かたき/あだ/かな.う
On-yomi: テキ

compilation

Meaning: compilation; knit; plait; braid; twist; editing; completed poem; part of a book
Kun-yomi: あ.む/-あ.み
On-yomi: ヘン

undefiled

Meaning: undefiled; pure; clean; righteous; gallant
Kun-yomi: いさぎよ.い
On-yomi: ケツ

fabricate

Meaning: fabricate; build; construct
Kun-yomi: きず.く
On-yomi: チク

entertain

Meaning: entertain; revive; retrieve; interest; pleasure
Kun-yomi: おこ.る/おこ.す
On-yomi: コウ/キョウ

burn

Meaning: burn; blaze; glow
Kun-yomi: も.える/も.やす/も.す
On-yomi: ネン

defense

Meaning: defense; protection
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: エイ/エ

transport

Meaning: transport; send; be inferior
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ユ/シュ

exploits

Meaning: exploits; unreeling cocoons
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: セキ

lecture

Meaning: lecture; club; association
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: コウ

apologize

Meaning: apologize; thank; refuse
Kun-yomi: あやま.る
On-yomi: シャ

forehead

Meaning: forehead; tablet; plaque; framed picture; sum; amount; volume
Kun-yomi: ひたい
On-yomi: ガク

weave

Meaning: weave; fabric
Kun-yomi: お.る/お.り/おり/-おり/-お.り
On-yomi: ショク/シキ

post

Meaning: post; employment; work
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ショク/ソク

discriminating

Meaning: discriminating; know; write
Kun-yomi: し.る/しる.す
On-yomi: シキ

safeguard

Meaning: safeguard; protect
Kun-yomi: まも.る
On-yomi:

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