7 strokes
boy, priest's residence, priest
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
1832 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 坊 【ボウ】 bonze, monk, monk's dwelling, boy, son, sonny, I, me, little, person who is ...
  • 坊さん 【ボウサン】 Buddhist priest, monk, boy
  • 本因坊 【ホンインボウ】 Hon'inbō, Honinbo, grand master of the game of go
  • 厨房 【チュウボウ】 kitchen, galley, (Internet) troll
  • 坊ちゃん 【ボッチャン】 son (of others), boy, young master, green young man from a well-to-do family, young man innocent of the ways of the world
  • 坊ちゃん刈り 【ボッチャンガリ】 bowl cut, mushroom cut


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fang1, fang2


  • chico
  • muchacho
  • sacerdote


  • menino
  • residência do padre
  • padre
  • seu
  • ou seu menino


  • garçon
  • prêtre bouddhiste
  • moine
  • résidence du moine
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1858 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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782 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
371 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
274 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
205 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
503 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4924 Morohashi
233 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
986 New Nelson (John Haig)
492 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
531 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1109 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1445 2001 Kanji
3b4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
4012.7 Four corner code
1-43-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
574a Unicode hex code