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

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
method, law, rule, principle, model, system
Kun:
のり
On:
ホウハッホッフラン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
100 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 法 【ホウ】 law, act, principle, method, mood, dharma, law
  • 法案 【ホウアン】 bill (law), measure
  • 航法 【コウホウ】 sailing, navigation
  • 会社更生法 【カイシャコウセイホウ】 Corporate Rehabilitation Law
  • 法被 【ハッピ】 happi coat, happy coat, workman's livery coat, traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat
  • 法度 【ハット】 law, ban, prohibition, ordinance
  • 法師 【ホウシ】 Buddhist priest, bonze, layman dressed like a priest, person
  • 法華経 【ホケキョウ】 Lotus Sutra

Kun reading compounds

  • 法 【のり】 rule, law, regulation, model, pattern, teachings of Buddha, Buddhist doctrine, transverse measurement, measurement across, side-slope, slope
  • 法の筵 【のりのむしろ】 preaching place
  • 内法 【うちのり】 inside measure
  • 外法 【そとのり】 outside measurements

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fa3, fa4
Korean:
beob

Spanish

  • método
  • ley
  • doctrina

Portuguese

  • método
  • lei
  • regra
  • princípio
  • modelo
  • sistema

French

  • méthode
  • loi
  • règle
  • principe
  • modèle
  • système
513 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
612 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
584 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
145 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2535 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
213 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
676 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
824 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
518 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1181 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
391 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
248 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
295 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
758 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17290 Morohashi
333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3107 New Nelson (John Haig)
751 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
813 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
100 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
516 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
371 2001 Kanji
3a5.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3413.1 Four corner code
1-43-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cd5 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
horn
Parts:
Variants:
unravel, notes, key, explanation, understanding, untie, undo, solve, answer, cancel, absolve, explain, minute
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
176 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 解 【カイ】 solution (of an equation, inequality, etc.), root (e.g. of a polynomial), solution (to a given problem), answer, explanation, interpretation
  • 解禁 【カイキン】 lifting a ban, raising an embargo, opening a season (hunting, fishing, etc.), publishing contents, revealing information
  • 瓦解 【ガカイ】 collapse, downfall
  • 明解 【メイカイ】 clear explanation
  • 解熱 【ゲネツ】 lowering a fever, alleviation of fever
  • 解脱 【ゲダツ】 liberation from earthly desires and the woes of man, deliverance of one's soul, moksha, mukti, vimukti
  • 雪消 【ユキゲ】 snow melting, water from melting snow
  • 義解 【ギゲ】 explanation (of the meaning), interpretation

Kun reading compounds

  • 解く 【とく】 to untie, to unfasten, to unwrap, to undo, to unbind, to unpack, to unsew, to unstitch, to solve, to work out, to answer, to dispel (misunderstanding, etc.), to clear up, to remove (suspicion), to appease, to dissolve (a contract), to cancel, to remove (a prohibition), to lift (a ban), to raise (a siege), to release (from duty), to relieve, to dismiss, to comb (out), to card, to untangle (hair)
  • 溶かす 【とかす】 to dissolve, to melt
  • 梳かす 【とかす】 to comb out, to brush, to untangle, to unravel
  • 解ける 【とける】 to be solved, to be resolved, to loosen, to come untied, to come undone, to be removed (of restrictions), to be lifted (e.g. a ban), to be broken (spells, curses, etc.), to dissipate (of anger, tension, etc.), to melt away, to ease, to be appeased, to be resolved (of a dispute, misunderstanding, etc.), to be cleared up
  • 溶ける 【とける】 to melt, to thaw, to fuse, to dissolve
  • 解く 【ほどく】 to undo, to untie, to unfasten, to unlace, to unravel, to loosen, to unpack
  • 解ける 【ほどける】 to come loose, to come untied, to come undone, to unravel, to loosen up (e.g. tension)
  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!

Readings

Japanese names:
さとる、 とけ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie3, jie4, xie4
Korean:
hae, gae

Spanish

  • desenredar
  • desatar
  • liberar
  • aclarar
  • resolver
  • peinarse
  • aflojar

Portuguese

  • solucionar
  • notas
  • chave
  • explicação
  • compreensão
  • desamarrar
  • desfazer
  • resolveer
  • resposta
  • cancelar
  • absolver
  • explicar
  • deta

French

  • délier
  • notes
  • clé
  • explication
  • compréhension
  • défaire
  • résoudre
  • répondre
  • annuler
  • absoudre
  • expliquer
  • minute
567 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
662 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
632 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
192 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4306 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
577 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
892 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1923 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
474 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
482 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
293 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1651 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1913 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1017 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1375 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1831 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35067 Morohashi
1517 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1814 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1955 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
142 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
769 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2555 2001 Kanji
4g9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
2725.2 Four corner code
1-18-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
89e3 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
divide, distinguish, choose
Parts:
Variants:
explanation
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1097 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 釈明 【シャクメイ】 explanation, vindication
  • 釈放 【シャクホウ】 release, liberation, acquittal
  • 保釈 【ホシャク】 bail, releasing on bail
  • 講釈 【コウシャク】 explanation (of a text, phrase, etc.), lecture, exposition, explanation (in a pompous fashion), (long-winded) lecture, storytelling
  • 釈然 【シャクゼン】 fully satisfied (with an explanation, apology, etc.), happy, cleared of doubt

Readings

Japanese names:
しゃ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • explicación
  • interpretación
  • perdón
  • abreviatura de Buda

Portuguese

  • explicação

French

  • explication
  • justification
802 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
885 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1214 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4809 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
660 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1841 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1395 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
595 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
605 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
763 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1800 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1876 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
997 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1349 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1927 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40120P Morohashi
1484 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6203 New Nelson (John Haig)
1908 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2057 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1494 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2262 2001 Kanji
6b5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
2798.7 Four corner code
1-28-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91c8 Unicode hex code