Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
old
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
509 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 古今 【ココン】 ancient and modern times, all ages, past and present
  • 故郷 【フルサト】 home town, birthplace, native place, one's old home, ruins, historic remains
  • 蒙古 【モウコ】 Mongolia
  • 懐古 【カイコ】 recalling the old days, nostalgia, reminiscences

Kun reading compounds

  • 古い 【ふるい】 old, aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, timeworn, long, since long ago, time-honored, of the distant past, long-ago, stale, threadbare, hackneyed, corny, old-fashioned, outmoded, out-of-date
  • 古家 【ふるいえ】 old house, deserted house

Readings

Japanese names:
ふゆ
Chinese:
gu3
Korean:
go

Spanish

  • viejo
  • antiguo
  • desgastar

Portuguese

  • velho

French

  • vieux
70 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
121 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
109 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
373 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
770 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
93 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
32 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
154 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
172 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
172 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
86 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
278 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2495 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1262 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1728 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
16 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3233 Morohashi
2002 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
702 New Nelson (John Haig)
16 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
16 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
320 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
107 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1577 2001 Kanji
2k3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
4060.0 Four corner code
24-37 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53e4 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
script, literature
Parts:
sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)
Kun:
ふみあや
On:
ブンモン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
190 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 文 【ブン】 sentence, composition, text, writings, the literary arts (as opposed to the military arts), academia, literature, statement
  • 文化 【ブンカ】 culture, civilization, civilisation, Bunka era (1804.2.11-1818.4.22)
  • 公文 【コウブン】 official document, archives
  • 異文 【イブン】 variant (in a manuscript or book), part of a text that differs from other versions
  • 文 【モン】 mon, one-thousandth of a kan (unit of currency 1336-1870), 2.4 cm (traditional unit used to measure shoe sizes), letter, character, sentence, scripture, incantation
  • 文句 【モンク】 complaint, grumbling, objection, phrase, words, expression
  • 人文 【ジンブン】 humanity, civilization, civilisation, culture
  • 縄文 【ジョウモン】 Jōmon period, straw-rope pattern

Kun reading compounds

  • 文 【ふみ】 letter, writings
  • 文香 【ふみこう】 scented insert (to enclose with a letter), perfumed insert
  • 雁の文 【かりのふみ】 (a) letter
  • 綾 【あや】 figure, design, twill weave, pattern of diagonal stripes, style (of writing), figure (of speech), design, plot, plan, minor market fluctuation, technical correction, cat's cradle, lease rod (in a loom)
  • 文無鳥 【あやなしどり】 lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
  • 美しい文 【うつくしいあや】 beautiful design
  • 言葉は身の文 【ことばはみのあや】 words betray one's character

Readings

Japanese names:
かざり、 ふ、 も
Chinese:
wen2, wen4
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • letras
  • literatura

Portuguese

  • sentença
  • literatura
  • estilo
  • arte
  • decoração
  • figuras
  • plano

French

  • phrase
  • littérature
  • style
  • art
  • décoration
  • figure (de style)
  • plan
  • radical littéraire (no. 67)
134 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
77 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
68 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
136 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2064 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
71 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
180 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
86 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
111 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
111 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
320 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
949 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2458 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1708 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1741 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13450 Morohashi
1962 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2364 New Nelson (John Haig)
1725 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1861 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
89 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
35 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
466 2001 Kanji
2j2.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
0040.0 Four corner code
42-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6587 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
write
Kun:
か.く-が.き-がき
On:
ショ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
169 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 書 【ショ】 book, document, calligraphy (esp. Chinese), penmanship, handwriting, letter, note
  • 書院 【ショイン】 drawing room, study, publishing house, writing alcove
  • 投書 【トウショ】 letter (e.g. of complaint), letter to the editor, letter from a reader, contribution (to a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
  • 議定書 【ギテイショ】 protocol

Kun reading compounds

  • 書く 【かく】 to write, to compose, to pen, to draw, to paint

Readings

Japanese names:
かき
Chinese:
shu1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • escritura
  • escrito
  • escribir

Portuguese

  • escrever

French

  • écrire
92 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
159 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
142 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
130 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3719 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
70 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
58 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
131 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
998 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3292 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1703 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2314 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
333 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14294 Morohashi
2658 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2463 New Nelson (John Haig)
327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
349 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
121 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
197 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1678 2001 Kanji
4c6.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
5060.1 Four corner code
29-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f8 Unicode hex code