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

10 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
needle, pin, staple, stinger
Kun:
はり
On:
シン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
505 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鍼灸 【シンキュウ】 acupuncture and moxibustion
  • 針葉樹 【シンヨウジュ】 conifer, needle-leaved tree
  • 指針 【シシン】 needle (compass, gauge, etc.), hand (clock), indicator, pointer, index, guiding principle, guideline, guide
  • 検針 【ケンシン】 inspection of a meter, reading a meter, needle detection (in garments, etc.), needle inspection

Kun reading compounds

  • 針 【はり】 needle, pin, hook, stinger, thorn, hand (e.g. clock, etc.), pointer, staple (for a stapler), needlework, sewing, malice, counter for stitches
  • 針金 【はりがね】 wire
  • 無外傷性針 【むがいしょうせいはり】 atraumatic needle
  • お針 【おはり】 needlework, sewing, seamstress

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
zhen1
Korean:
chim

Spanish

  • aguja
  • alfiler

Portuguese

  • agulha
  • alfinete
  • grampo
  • o que pica

French

  • aiguille
  • épingle
  • agrafe
  • dard
916 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
905 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
573 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4817 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1407 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
974 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1155 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
341 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
341 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
729 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1809 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2099 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1092 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1488 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
280 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40165 Morohashi
1666 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6218 New Nelson (John Haig)
274 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
292 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
907 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2855 2001 Kanji
8a2.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-2 SKIP code
8410.0 Four corner code
31-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91dd Unicode hex code