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kanji Top 200
Top 200 kanji based on usage frequency rating
日day, sun 一one (radical 1) 国country 会meeting, meet 人person, human radical (no. 9) 年year, counter for years 大large, big 十ten (radical 24) 二two (radical 7) 本book, present 中in, inside 長long, leader 出exit, leave 三three 同same, agree 時time, hour 政politics, government 事matter, thing 自oneself (radical 132) 行going, carry out 社company, firm 見see, hopes 月month, moon (radical 74) 議deliberation, consultation 後behind, back 前in front, before 民people, nation 生life, genuine 連take along, lead 五five 発departure, discharge 間interval, space 対vis-a-vis, opposite 上above, up 部section, bureau 東east 者someone, person 党party, faction 地ground, earth 合fit, suit 市market, city 業business, vocation 内inside, within 相inter-, mutual 方direction, person 四four 定determine, fix 今now 回-times, round 新new 場location, place 金gold (radical 167) 員employee, member 九nine 入enter, insert 選elect, select 立rise, stand (radical 117) 開open, unfold 手hand 米rice (radical 119) 力power, strength 学study, learning 問question, ask 高tall, expensive 代substitute, change 明bright, light 実reality, truth 円circle, yen 関connection, barrier 決decide, fix 子child, sign of the rat 動move, motion 京capital, 10**16 全whole, entire 目eye, class 表surface, table 戦war, battle 経sutra, longitude 通traffic, pass through 外outside 最utmost, most 言say (radical 149) 氏family name, surname 現present, existing 理logic, arrangement 調tune, tone 体body, substance 化change, take the form of 田rice field (radical 102) 当hit, right 八eight (radical 12) 六six 約promise, approximately 主lord, chief 題topic, subject 下below, down 首neck (radical 185) 意idea, mind 法method, law 不negative, non- 来come, due 作make, production 性sex, gender 要need, main point 用utilize, business 制system, law 治reign, be at peace 度degrees, occurrence 務task, duties 強strong 気spirit, mind 小little, small (radical 42) 七seven 成turn into, become 期period, time 公public, prince 持hold, have 野plains, field 協co-, cooperation 取take, fetch 都metropolis, capital 和harmony, Japanese style 統overall, relationship 以by means of, because 機loom, mechanism 平even, flat 総general, whole 加add, addition 山mountain (radical 46) 思think 家house, home 話tale, talk 世generation, world 受accept, undergo 区ward, district 領jurisdiction, dominion 多many, frequent 県prefecture 続continue, series 進advance, proceed 正correct, justice 安relax, cheap 設establishment, provision 保protect, guarantee 改reformation, change 数number, strength 記scribe, account 院Inst., institution 女woman, female (radical 38) 初first time, beginning 北north 午noon, sign of the horse 指finger, point to 権authority, power 心heart, mind 界world, boundary 支branch, support 第No., residence 産products, bear 結tie, bind 百hundred 派faction, group 点spot, point 教teach, faith 報report, news 済finish, come to an end 書write 府borough, urban prefecture 活lively, resuscitation 原meadow, original 先before, ahead 共together, both 得gain, get 解unravel, notes 名name, noted 交mingle, mixing 資assets, resources 予beforehand, previous 川stream, river 向yonder, facing 際occasion, side 査investigate 勝victory, win 面mask, face (radical 176) 委committee, entrust to 告revelation, tell 軍army, force 文sentence, literature 反anti- 元beginning, former time 重heavy, heap up 近near, early 千thousand 考consider, think over 判judgement, signature 認acknowledge, witness 画brush-stroke, picture 海sea, ocean 参nonplussed, three (in documents) 売sell