Kana: カ、ケ、ば.ける、ば.かす、ふ.ける、け.する
Romaji: ka, ke, ba.keru, ba.kasu, fu.keru, ke.suru


change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization

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Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  4
Radical Number:  9
Frequency:  89
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  1-2-2
Korean Reading:  hwa
Chinese Reading:  hua4
Unicode:  5316
JIS:  323D


Halpern Index: 21
Nelson Index: 350
New Nelson Index: 580
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2a2.6
Four Corner Index: 2121.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 238
Gakken Index: 100
Japanese Names Index: 56
Daikanwanjiten Index: 2572X
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0436
Remembering the kanji Index: 1008
Busy People Index: 3.19
Kanji Way Index: 104
Kanji Flashcards Index: 378
Kodansha Compact Index: 55
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 258
Kanji in Context Index: 414
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 12
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 12
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1017
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1083
Essential Kanji Index: 76
Kodansha Kanji Index: 22
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2156
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 163
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 242


action of making something; -ification
悪化 (あっか)
(suffer) deterioration; growing worse; aggravation; degeneration; corruption
化粧 (けしょう、けわい、けそう)
make-up; makeup; cosmetics
化す (かす、けす)
to change into; to convert to; to transform; to be reduced; to influence; to improve (someone)
化身 (けしん)
incarnation; impersonation; personification; avatar
化学 (かがく、ばけがく)
chemistry; chemical company (e.g. Acme Chemical Co.)
化合 (かごう)
chemical combination
化石 (かせき)
fossil; petrifaction; fossilization; fossilisation
塩化 (えんか)
化ける (ばける)
to take the form of (esp. in ref. to a spirit, fox, raccoon dog, etc.); to assume the shape of; to turn oneself into; to transform oneself into; to disguise oneself as; to change radically; to metamorphose; to improve unexpectedly and dramatically (esp. of an actor, artist, rikishi, etc.)
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