Jisho

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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
  • 紋 【モン】 (family) crest, coat of arms, pattern, figure
  • 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
  • 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

15 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
box, chest, case, bin, railway car
Kun:
はこ
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
1357 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 書箱 【ショソウ】 bookcase

Kun reading compounds

  • 箱 【はこ】 box, case, chest, package, pack, crate, car (of a train, etc.), shamisen case, shamisen, public building, community building, man who carries a geisha's shamisen, receptacle for human waste, feces (faeces), counter for boxes (or boxed objects)
  • 箱入り 【はこいり】 cased, boxed, precious, cherished, girl who has been sheltered from the world, one's special talent
  • リサイクル用の箱 【リサイクルようのはこ】 recycling bin, recycling box
  • 契約の箱 【けいやくのはこ】 Ark of the Covenant

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiang1
Korean:
sang

Spanish

  • caja
  • cofre

Portuguese

  • caixa
  • tórax
  • caixa de papelão
  • depósito
  • carro de estrada de ferro

French

  • boîte
  • coffre
  • caisse
  • wagon
390 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1703 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
944 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3425 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
935 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
799 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2383 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1091 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1142 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1060 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1486 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3362 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1741 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2366 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
951 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26209 Morohashi
2711 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4331 New Nelson (John Haig)
942 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1013 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
435 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2379 2001 Kanji
6f9.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-9 SKIP code
8896.3 Four corner code
1-40-2 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7bb1 Unicode hex code