10 strokes
flour, powder, dust
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
1484 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 粉末 【フンマツ】 fine powder
  • 粉飾 【フンショク】 embellishment (e.g. of a story), ornamentation, decoration, putting on makeup
  • 米粉 【コメコ】 rice flour
  • 製粉 【セイフン】 milling, grinding into flour

Kun reading compounds

  • 粉 【こな】 flour, meal, powder, dust
  • 粉ミルク 【こなミルク】 milk powder, baby formula
  • 火の粉 【ひのこ】 sparks
  • 薄力粉 【はくりきこ】 cake flour, pastry flour
  • 粉 【こな】 flour, meal, powder, dust
  • 粉ミルク 【こなミルク】 milk powder, baby formula


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • harina
  • polvo


  • farinha
  • poeira


  • farine
  • poudre
  • poussière
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1701 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1495 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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988 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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1-6-4 SKIP code
9892.7 Four corner code
1-42-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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