Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
what
Kun:
なになんなに-なん-
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
340 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 非可換幾何 【ヒカカンキカ】 noncommutative geometry, NCG

Kun reading compounds

  • 何 【なに】 what, how many, you-know-what, that, whatsit, what's the expression, what do you call them, what?, hey!
  • 何方 【どちら】 which way, which direction, where, which one (esp. of two alternatives), who
  • 何々 【なになに】 such and such (when being vague, placeholder, etc.), this and that, What?, What is the matter?, What are the items?
  • 何 【なに】 what, how many, you-know-what, that, whatsit, what's the expression, what do you call them, what?, hey!
  • 何か 【なにか】 something

Readings

Japanese names:
あが
Chinese:
he2, he4
Korean:
ha

Spanish

  • qué

Portuguese

  • que

French

  • quoi
51 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
86 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
80 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
471 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
409 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
254 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
15 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
513 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
390 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
392 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
80 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
73 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
73 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
45 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
48 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1021 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
511 Morohashi
65 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
169 New Nelson (John Haig)
1012 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1087 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
43 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
137 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2149 2001 Kanji
2a5.21 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
3-4-3 SKIP code
2122.0 Four corner code
18-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f55 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
direction, person, alternative
Kun:
かた-かた-がた
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
46 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 方 【ホウ】 direction, way, side, area (in a particular direction), side (of an argument, etc.), one's part, type, category, field (of study, etc.), indicates one side of a comparison, way, method, manner, means, length (of each side of a square)
  • 方向 【ホウコウ】 direction, orientation, bearing, way, course (e.g. of action)
  • 途方 【トホウ】 way, destination, reason
  • 右方 【ウホウ】 right side, style of Japanese court music

Kun reading compounds

  • 方 【かた】 direction, way, person, lady, gentleman, method of, manner of, way of, care of .., person in charge of .., side (e.g. "on my mother's side")
  • 方々 【かたがた】 they (of people), gentlemen (of the ...), you (usu. plural), various
  • 大方 【おおかた】 large part, greater part, majority, people in general, general public, public at large, mostly, for the most part, almost, nearly, probably, maybe, perhaps
  • 跡形 【あとかた】 trace, vestige, evidence

Readings

Japanese names:
から、 な、 なた、 ふさ、 まさ、 みち、 も、 わ
Chinese:
fang1
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • dirección
  • lado
  • cuadrado
  • método
  • manera
  • persona
  • forma de hacer

Portuguese

  • direção
  • pessoa
  • alternativa

French

  • direction
  • personne
  • alternative
138 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
223 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
204 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
28 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2082 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
26 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
182 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
85 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
70 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
70 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
957 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2459 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1243 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1709 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
501 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13620 Morohashi
1963 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2389 New Nelson (John Haig)
490 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
529 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
25 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
102 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
445 2001 Kanji
4h0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
42-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b9 Unicode hex code