13 strokes
distribute, disseminate, partition, understand
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2287 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 頒布 【ハンプ】 distribution, circulation
  • 頒価 【ハンカ】 distribution price

Kun reading compounds

  • 分ける 【わける】 to divide (into), to split (into), to part, to separate, to divide up, to classify, to sort out, to divide out, to share, to distribute, to deal out, to dish out, to distinguish, to discriminate, to differentiate (between), to break up (a fight), to mediate, to call a draw, to tie, to push one's way through (a crowd), to sell


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ban, bun


  • dividir
  • distribuir


  • partição
  • compreende


  • distribuer
  • répartition
  • disséminer
  • comprendre
1718 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1992 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5119 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1874 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1899 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1850 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2006 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1645 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1886 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1318 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
714 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
790 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43378 Morohashi
1043 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6621 New Nelson (John Haig)
783 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
846 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1689 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2061 2001 Kanji
9a4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
8128.6 Four corner code
1-40-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9812 Unicode hex code