Components

近 means 'close'

Animation / stroke order not available.
LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Strokes : 7    Frequency: 127   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: 19   Begins 153 words   Used in 215 words   Used in 766 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   キン
Kun
   ちか close
On    コン
Name    おう   おお   この
⿺   () move   axe  
Explore these components visually on The Kanji Map ⇗
 surroundings  
LOG IN to view kanji mastery data
LOG IN to view your flashcards
In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 近 is used 20 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 近 is used 208 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations).
Showing:
キン : 170 words FIND ALL
0
'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
most recent; these days; right now; recently; nowadays
(click the word for examples and links)
コン : 1 word FIND ALL
1
noun
cherry tree east of the southern stairs of the Hall for State Ceremonies (in Heian Palace)  (see also: 右近の橘, 紫宸殿)
(click the word for examples and links)
ちか : 30 words FIND ALL
2
near; close; short (distance)
(click the word for examples and links)
ちか (read as じか) : 1 word FIND ALL
0
near; handy; within reach; familiar
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 form, examples and links)
おう: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Omi beef
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
この: 3 words. FIND ALL
0
noun
Imperial Guards
(click the word for examples and links)
ぢか: 2 words. FIND ALL
0
near oneself; close to one; familiar
(click the word for examples and links)
Henshall: 113 (originally: 103)  Joy o' Kanji : 103  Key to Kanji: 231 

Cascading kanji view

キン   ちか close   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
キン   axe
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
cliff
move
Problem with this kanji? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points, examples), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
×