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

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】 straw-rope pattern pressed into earthenware, Jōmon period (ca. 10000-300 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
  • 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
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

4 strokes
Radical:
moon, month
Parts:
month, moon
Kun:
つき
On:
ゲツガツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
23 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 月 【ゲツ】 Monday
  • 月額 【ゲツガク】 monthly amount (sum)
  • 隔月 【カクゲツ】 every second month, every other month
  • 望月 【モチヅキ】 full moon, 15th day of the lunar calendar, full moon of the eighth lunar month
  • 月中 【ゲツチュウ】 (for the) whole month
  • 月輪 【ゲツリン】 (full) moon, moon when it's round
  • 旧正月 【キュウショウガツ】 lunar New Year (esp. the Chinese New Year)
  • お正月 【オショウガツ】 New Year (esp. first three days), first month of the year, January

Kun reading compounds

  • 月 【つき】 moon, month
  • 月末 【げつまつ】 end of the month
  • 卯月 【うづき】 fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 祥月 【しょうつき】 month of a person's death

Readings

Japanese names:
おと、 がっ、 す、 ずき、 もり
Chinese:
yue4
Korean:
weol

Spanish

  • mes
  • luna

Portuguese

  • mês
  • lua

French

  • lune
  • mois
12 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
14 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
16 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
26 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2169 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
13 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
59 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
80 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
17 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
17 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
17 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1002 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3674 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1876 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2556 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
13 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14330 Morohashi
2956 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2530 New Nelson (John Haig)
13 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
13 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
66 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
28 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3946 2001 Kanji
4b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-1 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
23-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6708 Unicode hex code