12 strokes
sun, day
universal, wide(ly), generally, Prussia
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
757 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 普通 【フツウ】 normal, ordinary, regular, usual, common, average, normally, ordinarily, usually, generally, commonly, local train, train that stops at every station
  • 普段 【フダン】 usual, normal, everyday, habitual, ordinary, usually, normally, generally, habitually, always

Kun reading compounds

  • 普く 【あまねく】 widely, extensively, far and wide, everywhere, all around, generally, universally


Japanese names:
しん、 ひろ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • universal
  • amplio
  • general
  • Prusia


  • vasto
  • universal(mente)
  • geralmente
  • Prussia


  • universel
  • largement
  • généralement
  • Prusse
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1102 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
602 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1792 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1166 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1223 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
427 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
978 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2919 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1499 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2028 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1803 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13982 Morohashi
2323 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2489 New Nelson (John Haig)
1786 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1925 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1548 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
978 2001 Kanji
2o10.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-8-4 SKIP code
8060.1 Four corner code
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