11 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
partial, side, left-side radical, inclining, biased
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1340 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 偏 【ヘン】 left-hand radical of a character
  • 偏見 【ヘンケン】 prejudice, bias, distorted view
  • 普遍 【フヘン】 universal, general, ubiquitous, omnipresent
  • 貝偏 【カイヘン】 kanji "shell" radical at left

Kun reading compounds

  • 偏る 【かたよる】 to lean (to one side), to incline, to be unbalanced (e.g. diet), to be unduly weighted towards, to be concentrated on, to be partial, to be biased, to be prejudiced


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • parcial
  • lateral
  • parte izquierda del kanji
  • ser parcial


  • parcial
  • lado
  • lado esquerdo
  • radical
  • inclinar-se
  • tendencioso


  • partial
  • côté
  • radical gauche d'un kanji
  • incliné
  • biais
1782 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1649 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1260 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1059 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1273 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1159 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1214 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1176 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
122 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
151 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
101 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
116 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1840 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
848X Morohashi
133 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
277 New Nelson (John Haig)
1823 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1964 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1411 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2153 2001 Kanji
2a9.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-9 SKIP code
2322.7 Four corner code
1-42-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
504f Unicode hex code