8 strokes
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
affixed, attach, refer to, append
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2396 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 付近 【フキン】 neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity, environs, surrounding area, district
  • 付加 【フカ】 addition, annexation, appendage
  • 交附 【コウフ】 delivery, grant, handing (a ticket) to (a person)
  • 筑附 【ツクフ】 Junior and Senior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba (abbr)

Kun reading compounds

  • 付ける 【つける】 to attach, to join, to connect, to add, to append, to affix, to stick, to glue, to fasten, to sew on, to apply (ointment), to put against, to furnish (a house with), to wear, to put on, to keep a diary, to make an entry, to appraise, to set (a price), to allot, to budget, to assign, to bring alongside, to place (under guard or doctor), to follow (someone), to shadow, to tail, to stalk, to load, to give (courage to), to keep (an eye on), to establish (relations or understanding), to turn on (a light), to produce flowers (of a plant), to produce fruit, to do intensely, to do fiercely, to do strongly, to be used to (doing), to be accustomed to
  • 付く 【つく】 to be attached, to be connected with, to adhere, to stick, to cling, to remain imprinted, to scar, to stain, to dye, to bear (fruit, interest, etc.), to be acquired (of a habit, ability, etc.), to increase (of strength, etc.), to take root, to accompany, to attend, to follow, to study with, to side with, to belong to, to possess, to haunt, to be lit, to catch fire, to ignite, to be turned on (of a light, appliance, etc.), to be settled, to be resolved, to be decided, to be given (of a name, price, etc.), to be sensed, to be perceived, to be lucky, to become (a state, condition, etc.)


Japanese names:
ずき、 づけ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • pegar
  • adjuntar
  • anexar
  • adherir


  • fixar
  • anexar
  • referir-se a


  • attaché à
  • collé à
  • se rapporter à
  • annexe
1750 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1898 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4983 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1878 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1867 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1843 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1995 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1520 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
727 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
410 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
257 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
307 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1312 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41606 Morohashi
347 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6433 New Nelson (John Haig)
1303 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1400 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1222 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3648 2001 Kanji
2d5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
7420.0 Four corner code
1-41-77 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9644 Unicode hex code