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

13 strokes (also 12)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
difference, differ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
344 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 違反 【イハン】 violation, offense, offence, breach, transgression, infringement, contravention
  • 違憲 【イケン】 unconstitutionality
  • 格段の相違 【カクダンノソウイ】 marked difference
  • 差違 【サイ】 difference

Kun reading compounds

  • 違う 【ちがう】 to differ (from), to vary, to not be in the usual condition, to not match the correct (answer, etc.), to be different from promised, isn't it?, wasn't it?
  • 違くない 【ちがくない】 isn't it (that) different (from usual, or from what one could expect, etc.)?, isn't that wrong?, no, that's wrong, it's not like that, that's not the case
  • 違い 【ちがい】 difference, distinction, discrepancy, mistake, error
  • 違いない 【ちがいない】 sure, no mistaking it, for certain, without doubt
  • 違える 【ちがえる】 to change, to alter, to mistake, to make a mistake, to fail to keep (e.g. one's promise), to sprain (a muscle), to dislocate (e.g. one's neck)
  • 違う 【たがう】 to differ, to be different, to run counter to, to change (into something out of the ordinary)
  • 違える 【たがえる】 to change, to alter, to run counter to, to go against, to break (one's word), to make a mistake (in), to err

Readings

Chinese:
wei2
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • diferencia
  • diferir
  • violar
  • ser diferente
  • cambiar
  • alterar

Portuguese

  • diferença
  • diferir

French

  • différence
  • différer
1006 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
496 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4720 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
883 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
965 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
814 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
833 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
385 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
713 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3907 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2014 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2716 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1659 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39067P Morohashi
3151 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6099 New Nelson (John Haig)
1644 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1773 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
274 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1676 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1655 2001 Kanji
2q10.5 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-10 SKIP code
3-2-10 SKIP code
3430.4 Four corner code
16-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9055 Unicode hex code