9 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
faction, group, party, clique, sect, school
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
164 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 派 【ハ】 clique, group, coterie, (political) faction, wing, party, camp, school, sect, denomination
  • 派遣 【ハケン】 dispatch, despatch, deployment, temporary employee (esp. from an agency), temporary worker, agency temp
  • 硬派 【コウハ】 hard-liners, diehards, hawks, (young) man with traditionally masculine interests, tough boy, man's man, hard news, reporter who covers political and economic affairs, strait-laced type (with respect to relationships), bullish traders
  • 右派 【ウハ】 right wing


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
pai4, pa1


  • grupo
  • división
  • rama
  • enviar
  • mandar


  • facção
  • grupo
  • partido
  • claque
  • seita
  • escola


  • faction
  • groupe
  • parti
  • clan
  • secte
  • école
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2547 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
516 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1471 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
812 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
912 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
934 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1191 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1192 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
456 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
281 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
341 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1872 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17428 Morohashi
381 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3126 New Nelson (John Haig)
1855 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1999 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
286 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
892 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
365 2001 Kanji
3a6.21 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3213.2 Four corner code
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