14 strokes
clothes 衣 (衤)
duplicate, double, compound, multiple
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
915 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 複 【フク】 compound, composite, multiple, re-, bi-, doubles (tennis, badminton, etc.), place bet (in horse racing, etc.), show bet, bet that predicts a top 2 or top 3 finish (depending on number of horses, etc. in race)
  • 複合 【フクゴウ】 composite, combined, complex
  • 重複 【チョウフク】 duplication, repetition, overlapping, redundancy, restoration
  • 遺伝子重複 【イデンシジュウフク】 gene duplication


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bog, bu


  • repetir
  • duplicar
  • doble
  • compuesto
  • múltiple


  • duplicação
  • duplicar
  • composto
  • múltiplo


  • duplication
  • copie
  • composé
  • multiple
  • compliqué
865 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
804 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
783 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1050 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4255 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
764 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
886 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
916 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
938 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
522 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1636 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1565 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
827 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1132 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
476 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34417 Morohashi
1222 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5484 New Nelson (John Haig)
465 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
504 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
802 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
667 2001 Kanji
5e9.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-9 SKIP code
3824.7 Four corner code
1-42-03 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8907 Unicode hex code