Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
direction, person, alternative
Kun:
かた-かた-がた
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
46 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 方 【ホウ】 direction, way, side, area (in a particular direction), side (of an argument, etc.), one's part, type, category, field (of study, etc.), indicates one side of a comparison, way, method, manner, means, length (of each side of a square)
  • 方言 【ホウゲン】 dialect
  • 途方 【トホウ】 way, destination, reason
  • 右方 【ウホウ】 right side, style of Japanese court music

Kun reading compounds

  • 方 【かた】 direction, way, person, lady, gentleman, method of, manner of, way of, care of ..., person in charge of ..., side (e.g. "on my mother's side")
  • 方々 【かたがた】 they (of people), gentlemen (of the ...), you (usu. plural), various
  • 親方 【おやかた】 master, boss, chief, foreman, supervisor, stable master, craftsman, artisan, foster parent
  • 出方 【でかた】 attitude, approach, move, theater usher, theatre usher

Readings

Japanese names:
から、 な、 なた、 ふさ、 まさ、 みち、 も、 わ
Chinese:
fang1
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • dirección
  • lado
  • cuadrado
  • método
  • manera
  • persona
  • forma de hacer

Portuguese

  • direção
  • pessoa
  • alternativa

French

  • direction
  • personne
  • alternative
138 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
223 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
204 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
28 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2082 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
26 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
182 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
85 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
70 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
70 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
957 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2459 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1243 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1709 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
501 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13620 Morohashi
1963 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2389 New Nelson (John Haig)
490 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
529 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
25 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
102 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
445 2001 Kanji
4h0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
42-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b9 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
shoot, arrow
Parts:
style, ceremony, rite, function, method, system, form, expression
On:
シキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
251 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 式 【シキ】 equation, formula, expression, ceremony, style, enforcement regulations (of the ritsuryo)
  • 式場 【シキジョウ】 ceremonial hall (e.g. wedding, funeral), hall for ceremonies, place of ceremony
  • 硬式 【コウシキ】 hard (esp. of hardball, tennis, etc.)
  • 型式 【カタシキ】 model (e.g. of a vehicle), type

Readings

Japanese names:
のり
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
sig

Spanish

  • ceremonia
  • método
  • sistema
  • forma

Portuguese

  • estilo
  • cerimônia
  • rito
  • método
  • sistema
  • formulário

French

  • type
  • protocole
  • cérémonie
  • rituel
  • fonction
  • processus
  • système
  • forme
417 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
311 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
295 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
185 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1556 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
349 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
515 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
306 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
525 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
534 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
796 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
602 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3785 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1931 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2623 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
359 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9663 Morohashi
3049 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1676 New Nelson (John Haig)
353 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
377 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
356 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
269 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1456 2001 Kanji
4n3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-3 SKIP code
4310.0 Four corner code
28-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f0f Unicode hex code