8 strokes
moon, month
clothing, admit, obey, discharge
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
873 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 服 【フク】 clothes (esp. Western clothes), counter for doses of medicine, gulps of tea, drags of a cigarette, etc.
  • 服装 【フクソウ】 attire, dress, clothes, clothing, costume, garb
  • 喪服 【モフク】 mourning clothes, mourning attire, mourning dress
  • 私服 【シフク】 ordinary clothes (i.e. non-uniform), plain clothes, civilian clothes, casual wear, mufti, plainclothes police officer


Japanese names:
はっ、 はつ、 はら
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fu2, fu4


  • ropa
  • admitir
  • obedecer


  • vestuário
  • permitir
  • obedecer
  • descarregar


  • habillement
  • admettre
  • obéir
  • libérer (renvoi)
  • avaler (médicament)
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3741 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
306 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
194 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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683 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
696 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
317 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1004 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1090 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
591 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
782 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1411 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14345P Morohashi
878 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4775 New Nelson (John Haig)
1399 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1501 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
476 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
312 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3967 2001 Kanji
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1-4-4 SKIP code
7724.7 Four corner code
1-41-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
670d Unicode hex code