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), 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

9 strokes
Radical:
fragrance
Parts:
incense, smell, perfume
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
859 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 香 【コウ】 incense
  • 香水 【コウスイ】 perfume
  • 線香 【センコウ】 incense stick
  • 焼香 【ショウコウ】 burning (offer) incense
  • 香 【キョウ】 lance
  • 香車 【キョウシャ】 lance
  • 異香 【イキョウ】 great fragrance
  • 茴香 【ウイキョウ】 fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Kun reading compounds

  • 香 【か】 smell (esp. a good smell), fragrance, scent, aroma, perfume
  • 香り 【かおり】 aroma, fragrance, scent, smell
  • 腸香 【わたか】 wataka (Ischikauia steenackeri) (freshwater fish of the carp family)
  • 木の香 【きのか】 smell of new wood
  • 香り 【かおり】 aroma, fragrance, scent, smell
  • 香りがする 【かおりがする】 to smell, to smell of, to have a smell
  • 香る 【かおる】 to smell sweet, to be fragrant

Readings

Japanese names:
こ、 こお、 ひゃん、 よし
Chinese:
xiang1
Korean:
hyang

Spanish

  • incienso
  • perfume
  • fragancia
  • aroma
  • dar olor

Portuguese

  • incenso
  • cheiro
  • perfume

French

  • senteur
  • encens
  • parfum
1255 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
832 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5188 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1059 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1014 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
961 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1682 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1797 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1705 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1911 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3177 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1637 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2225 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
920 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44518 Morohashi
2568 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6722 New Nelson (John Haig)
911 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
977 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1301 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2278 2001 Kanji
5d4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
2-1-8 SKIP code
2060.9 Four corner code
25-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9999 Unicode hex code