Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
face 面 (靣)
Parts:
Variants:
mask, face, features, surface
Kun:
おもおもてつら
On:
メンベン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
186 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 面 【メン】 face, mask, face guard, (in kendo) striking the head, surface (esp. a geometrical surface), page, aspect, facet, side, chamfer, counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video game
  • 面会 【メンカイ】 meeting (face-to-face), interview
  • 平面 【ヘイメン】 level surface, plane
  • 対面 【タイメン】 interview, meeting, opposing (traffic, etc.), facing, confronting

Kun reading compounds

  • 面 【おもて】 face, surface, mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)
  • 面影 【おもかげ】 face, looks, vestiges, trace
  • 水の面 【みのも】 surface of the water, face of the water
  • 面 【おもて】 face, surface, mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)
  • 面伏せ 【おもてぶせ】 being so embarrassed as to keep one's face down
  • 細面 【ほそおもて】 slender face
  • 強面 【こわおもて】 scary face
  • 面 【つら】 face, mug, surface, cheek meat, cheek, cheeks, surrounding area
  • 面当て 【つらあて】 spiteful remarks
  • 赤面 【あかつら】 red face, villain (in kabuki, jōruri, etc.)
  • 横面 【よこつら】 side of face

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ずら、 ほおつき、 も
Chinese:
mian4
Korean:
myeon

Spanish

  • cara
  • semblante
  • superficie

Portuguese

  • máscara
  • rosto
  • recursos
  • superfície

French

  • masque
  • face
  • traits
  • surface
322 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
417 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
395 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
165 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5087 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
321 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1002 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
904 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
274 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
274 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
438 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1876 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2590 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1324 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1910 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42618 Morohashi
2087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6566 New Nelson (John Haig)
1892 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2039 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
117 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
347 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3176 2001 Kanji
3s6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
3-5-4 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
44-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9762 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
prostrated, bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes)
Kun:
ふ.せるふ.す
On:
フク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1604 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 伏兵 【フクヘイ】 ambush, troops in ambush, unexpected opposition, unexpected obstacle
  • 伏線 【フクセン】 foreshadowing, preparation, precautionary measures
  • 起伏 【キフク】 undulation, ups and downs, highs and lows
  • 承服 【ショウフク】 accepting, consenting, agreeing, submission, compliance, agreement, consent

Kun reading compounds

  • 伏せる 【ふせる】 to turn over (face down), to lay face down, to lay upside down, to point downwards (eyes, head, etc.), to cast down (eyes), to lie (one's body) face down, to lie flat (on the ground), to conceal, to hide, to keep secret, to place in hiding (e.g. troops for an ambush), to lie down, to retire, to go to bed (with an illness)
  • 伏す 【ふす】 to bend down, to bow down, to prostrate oneself, to hide oneself

Readings

Japanese names:
ふし、 ふせ
Chinese:
fu2
Korean:
bog, bu

Spanish

  • al revés
  • cubierto
  • oculto
  • obedecer
  • dar la vuelta
  • poner al revés
  • cubrir
  • ocultar
  • agacharse
  • doblarse

Portuguese

  • prostrado
  • curva abaixo
  • proa
  • capa

French

  • prostré
  • se courber
  • s'incliner
  • tendre (embuscade)
  • couvrir
  • poser (tuyaux)
1763 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1412 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
377 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1331 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1039 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
234 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1356 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1439 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
71 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
49 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
29 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
30 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
971 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
438 Morohashi
45 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
139 New Nelson (John Haig)
962 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1035 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1059 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2163 2001 Kanji
2a4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-4 SKIP code
2323.4 Four corner code
41-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f0f Unicode hex code