7 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
chief, count, earl, uncle, Brazil
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1741 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 伯 【ハク】 count, earl, chief official of the Department of Worship (under the ritsuryō system), Brazil
  • 伯爵 【ハクシャク】 count, earl
  • 画伯 【ガハク】 master painter, artist
  • 医伯 【イハク】 doctor


Japanese names:
いき、 えき、 か、 き、 は、 ひろ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bo2, bai3, ba4
baeg, pae


  • jefe
  • conde
  • hermano mayor
  • Brasil


  • chefe
  • conta
  • conde
  • tio
  • Brasil


  • chef
  • comte
  • oncle
  • Brésil
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1671 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
397 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1679 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1041 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
363 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1176 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1234 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1877 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
83 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
67 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
40 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
43 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
976 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
466 Morohashi
59 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
158 New Nelson (John Haig)
967 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1041 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1097 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2178 2001 Kanji
2a5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2620.0 Four corner code
1-39-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f2f Unicode hex code