8 strokes
house on cliff 广
borough, urban prefecture, govt office, representative body, storehouse
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
170 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 府 【フ】 (urban) prefecture (i.e. Osaka and Kyoto), centre (e.g. of learning), center, seat, (government) office, fu (administrative unit in China, Korea and Vietnam)
  • 府警 【フケイ】 prefectural police (Osaka or Kyoto)
  • 総理府 【ソウリフ】 Prime Minister's office, PMO
  • 無政府 【ムセイフ】 anarchy


Japanese names:
い、 う、 お、 はん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • municipio
  • prefectura urbana


  • burgo
  • região urbana
  • altocomissariado
  • corpo representativo
  • depósito


  • préfecture urbaine
  • arrondissement
  • bureau de gouvernement
  • corps représentatif
  • entrepôt
503 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
603 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
575 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
156 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1507 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
260 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
509 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
740 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
504 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
513 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
337 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
587 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3824 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1960 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2654 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1011 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9283 Morohashi
3082 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1611 New Nelson (John Haig)
1002 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1077 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
168 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
515 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
548 2001 Kanji
3q5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
0024.0 Four corner code
1-41-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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