Jisho

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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

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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), mon, traditional unit used for shoe and sock sizes (approx. 2.4 cm), letter, character, sentence, scripture, incantation
  • 紋 【モン】 (family) crest, coat of arms, pattern, figure, playing card suit (in karuta)
  • 人文 【ジンブン】 humanity, civilization, civilisation, culture
  • 縄文 【ジョウモン】 straw-rope pattern pressed into earthenware, Jōmon period (ca. 14000-1000 BCE)

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
  • 日文 【ひふみ】 Hifumi (script)
  • 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)
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-42-24 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

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On reading compounds

  • 書 【ショ】 book, document, calligraphy (esp. Chinese), penmanship, handwriting, letter, note
  • 書院 【ショイン】 drawing room, study, writing alcove, publishing house
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-29-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f8 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
body, substance, object, reality, counter for images
Kun:
からだかたち
On:
タイテイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
88 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 体 【タイ】 body, physique, posture, shape, form, style, substance, identity, reality, field, counter for humanoid forms (e.g. dolls, statues, corpses, etc.), typeface, type
  • 体育 【タイイク】 physical education, PE, gym (class)
  • 生体 【セイタイ】 organism, living body
  • 解体 【カイタイ】 demolition, taking down, dismantling, disassembly, taking apart, dissolution (of an organization, company, etc.), breaking up, dissection (of a body), dismemberment
  • 体 【テイ】 appearance, air, condition, state, form
  • 体裁 【テイサイ】 (outward) appearance, (proper) format (e.g. of an essay), form, style, appearances, decency, show, display, lip-service, insincere words, glib talk
  • 身体 【シンタイ】 body, physical system, (the) person
  • 風体 【フウテイ】 appearance, look, dress

Kun reading compounds

  • 体 【からだ】 body, torso, trunk, build, physique, frame, figure, health, constitution, corpse, dead body
  • 体つき 【からだつき】 body build, figure
  • お体 【おからだ】 body
  • 御体 【おんからだ】 body of Christ (Eucharist)
  • 形体 【なりかたち】 one's appearance

Readings

Japanese names:
なり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ti3, ben4
Korean:
che

Spanish

  • cuerpo
  • forma

Portuguese

  • corpo
  • substância
  • objeto
  • realidade
  • sufixo para contagem de para imagens

French

  • corps
  • substance
  • objet
  • réalité
  • compteur d'images
270 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
182 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
165 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
110 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
405 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
176 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
115 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
358 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
61 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
61 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
165 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
80 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
80 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
52 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
55 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
966 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
509 Morohashi
71 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
165 New Nelson (John Haig)
957 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1030 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
96 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
149 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2523.0 Four corner code
1-34-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f53 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
lineage, system
On:
ケイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
567 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 系 【ケイ】 system, lineage, group, corollary, system (range of strata that correspond to a particular time period), (taxonomical) series
  • 系統 【ケイトウ】 system, lineage, ancestry, family line, group (e.g. of colors) (colours), family (e.g. of languages), party, school (of thought), close (evolutionary) relationship, a population sharing a common ancestor (in genetics), strain (e.g. bacterial)
  • 日系 【ニッケイ】 (of) Japanese descent, non-Japanese of Japanese descent, nikkeijin, company, etc. set up with Japanese capital, company managed by Japanese or non-Japanese of Japanese descent
  • 水系 【スイケイ】 water system, river system, drainage system

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi4, ji4
Korean:
gye

Spanish

  • sistema
  • conexión
  • relación
  • linaje

Portuguese

  • linhagem
  • sistema

French

  • lignée
  • système
765 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
855 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
844 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
786 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
195 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
634 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1617 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
977 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
908 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
930 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
449 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1504 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2443 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1236 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1701 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1403 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27223 Morohashi
1944 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4433 New Nelson (John Haig)
1391 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1492 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
849 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2241 2001 Kanji
6a1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-6 SKIP code
4-7-4 SKIP code
2-4-3 SKIP code
2090.3 Four corner code
1-23-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7cfb Unicode hex code