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

5 strokes
Radical:
stop
Parts:
correct, justice, righteous, 10**40
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
143 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 正 【セイ】 (logical) true, regular, 10^40, ten thousand undecillion, original, positive, greater than zero
  • 正解 【セイカイ】 correct, right, correct interpretation (answer, solution)
  • 検事正 【ケンジセイ】 chief public prosecutor
  • 適正 【テキセイ】 reasonable, suitable
  • 正 【ショウ】 greater (of equal court ranks), upper, senior, director (highest of the four administrative positions of the ritsuryo period), chief, exactly, precisely
  • 正月 【ショウガツ】 New Year (esp. first three days), first month of the year, January
  • 大正 【タイショウ】 Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25), Taisho era
  • 賀正 【ガショウ】 A Happy New Year!

Kun reading compounds

  • 正しい 【ただしい】 right, correct, proper, righteous, just, honest, truthful, lawful
  • 正しい行い 【ただしいおこない】 conducting oneself properly, right conduct, doing the right thing
  • 正す 【ただす】 to correct, to rectify, to reform, to amend, to redress, to straighten (one's posture, collar, etc.), to adjust
  • 糺す 【ただす】 to ascertain, to confirm, to verify, to make sure of
  • 正 【まさ】 exact, precise
  • 正に 【まさに】 exactly, surely, certainly, just, right then, just then, at that moment, just (about to), on the verge (of doing or happening), duly, naturally
  • 正に 【まさに】 exactly, surely, certainly, just, right then, just then, at that moment, just (about to), on the verge (of doing or happening), duly, naturally

Readings

Japanese names:
おお、 くに、 ま、 まさし、 ただし
Chinese:
zheng4, zheng1
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • correcto
  • justo
  • arreglar
  • enderezar

Portuguese

  • corrigir
  • justiça
  • correto
  • direito
  • 10 elevado a 40

French

  • correct
  • positif
  • juste
  • droit
  • 10**40
46 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
41 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
109 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
27 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
123 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
203 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
205 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
275 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
275 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
407 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1128 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4296 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2172 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2926 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
385 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16255 Morohashi
3484 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2955 New Nelson (John Haig)
379 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
405 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
139 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
42 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3173 2001 Kanji
2m3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
1010.1 Four corner code
32-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b63 Unicode hex code