11 strokes (also 10)
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
36 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 部 【ブ】 department (in an organization, company, etc.), division, bureau, faculty, club (at a school, university, etc.), team, part, portion, region, area, category, class, division, section, heading, counter for copies of a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.
  • 部位 【ブイ】 part (esp. of the body), region, site, cut (of meat)
  • 情報部 【ジョウホウブ】 information bureau, intelligence department
  • 首脳部 【シュノウブ】 executives, top management, governing body


Japanese names:
とり、 ふ、 ぺ、 ま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • sección
  • departamento
  • parte
  • copia


  • seção
  • biro
  • departamento
  • classe
  • cópia
  • parte
  • porção
  • sufixo para contagem de jornais ou revistas


  • partie
  • bureau
  • service
  • classe
  • copie
  • section
  • portion
  • compteur de copies (presse)
504 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
407 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
384 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
37 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4767 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
282 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
969 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1418 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
86 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
86 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
53 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
762 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2111 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1099 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1498 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1862 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39460 Morohashi
1676 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6146 New Nelson (John Haig)
1845 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1988 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
52 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2d8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-2 SKIP code
0762.7 Four corner code
1-41-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90e8 Unicode hex code