5 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
adhere, attach, refer to, append
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
322 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 付近 【フキン】 neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity, environs, surrounding area, district
  • 付加 【フカ】 addition, annexation, appendage
  • 貼付 【チョウフ】 pasting, sticking, attaching, affixing, appending
  • 回付 【カイフ】 transmitting, referring to, passing on

Kun reading compounds

  • 付ける 【つける】 to attach, to join, to connect, to add, to append, to affix, to stick, to glue, to fasten, to sew on, to apply (ointment), to put against, to furnish (a house with), to wear, to put on, to keep a diary, to make an entry, to appraise, to set (a price), to allot, to budget, to assign, to bring alongside, to place (under guard or doctor), to follow (someone), to shadow, to tail, to stalk, to load, to give (courage to), to keep (an eye on), to establish (relations or understanding), to turn on (a light), to produce flowers (of a plant), to produce fruit, to do intensely, to do fiercely, to do strongly, to be used to (doing), to be accustomed to
  • 付け 【つけ】 bill, bill of sale, payment invoice, tab (for later payment), credit, contact move, direct attack to an enemy stone, sound effect produced by striking with clappers a wooden board in kabuki, letter, reason, motive, pretext, one's fortune, one's luck
  • 付け根 【つけね】 root, joint, base, crotch
  • 振り付け 【ふりつけ】 choreography, dance composition, dance coaching
  • 締め付け 【しめつけ】 pressure, clamping, tightening, fastening
  • 付く 【つく】 to be attached, to be connected with, to adhere, to stick, to cling, to remain imprinted, to scar, to stain, to dye, to bear (fruit, interest, etc.), to be acquired (of a habit, ability, etc.), to increase (of strength, etc.), to take root, to accompany, to attend, to follow, to study with, to side with, to belong to, to possess, to haunt, to be lit, to catch fire, to ignite, to be turned on (of a light, appliance, etc.), to be settled, to be resolved, to be decided, to be given (of a name, price, etc.), to be sensed, to be perceived, to be lucky, to become (a state, condition, etc.)
  • 付喪神 【つくもがみ】 artifact spirit, in folk belief, long-lived objects (household objects, living beings, nature, etc.) become inhabited by a spirit
  • 付き 【つき】 furnished with, including, attached to, impression, appearance, luck, sociality, under, assistant (e.g. to a manager), soup base
  • 付き合い 【つきあい】 association, socializing, socialising, fellowship
  • 紋付 【もんつき】 clothing (e.g. kimono) decorated with one's family crest
  • 原付 【げんつき】 motorized two-wheeled vehicle (with a displacement of less than 50cc), scooter, moped


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • adherir
  • pegar
  • adjuntar
  • unir
  • atar


  • aderir
  • anexar


  • coller
  • attacher
  • soumettre à
  • ajouter
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