Jisho

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18 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
Variants:
face, expression
Kun:
かお
On:
ガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
676 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 顔 【カオ】 face, visage, look, expression, countenance, honor, honour, face, influence, notoriety
  • 顔色 【カオイロ】 complexion, one's colour, one's color, countenance, expression, one's face
  • 美顔 【ビガン】 beautiful face
  • 童顔 【ドウガン】 child's face, childlike face, boyish face, baby face

Kun reading compounds

  • 顔 【かお】 face, visage, look, expression, countenance, honor, honour, face, influence, notoriety
  • 顔合わせ 【かおあわせ】 meeting together, introduction, costarring, appearing together, being matched, facing off
  • いい顔 【いいかお】 big-shot, influential person, happy face, smiling face, sympathetic attitude, getting along with, being all smiles
  • 涼しい顔 【すずしいかお】 nonchalant air, unruffled air

Readings

Chinese:
yan2
Korean:
an

Spanish

  • cara
  • faz
  • semblante
  • rostro
  • expresión

Portuguese

  • rosto
  • expressão

French

  • visage
  • expression
179 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
103 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
93 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
527 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5139 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
481 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
277 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2754 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
277 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
277 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
573 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1893 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2277 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1177 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1608 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1733 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43591P Morohashi
1808 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6648 New Nelson (John Haig)
1717 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1853 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
355 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
239 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
461 2001 Kanji
9a9.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-9 SKIP code
0128.6 Four corner code
1-20-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9854 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
script, literature
Parts:
sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)
Kun:
ふみあや
On:
ブンモン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
190 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 文 【ブン】 sentence, composition, text, writings, the literary arts (as opposed to the military arts), academia, literature, statement
  • 文化 【ブンカ】 culture, civilization, civilisation, Bunka era (1804.2.11-1818.4.22)
  • 公文 【コウブン】 official document, archives
  • 異文 【イブン】 variant (in a manuscript or book), part of a text that differs from other versions
  • 紋 【モン】 (family) crest, coat of arms, pattern, figure
  • 文 【モン】 mon, one-thousandth of a kan (unit of currency 1336-1870), 2.4 cm (traditional unit used to measure shoe sizes), letter, character, sentence, scripture, incantation
  • 人文 【ジンブン】 humanity, civilization, civilisation, culture
  • 縄文 【ジョウモン】 straw-rope pattern pressed into earthenware, Jōmon period (ca. 14000-1000 BCE)

Kun reading compounds

  • 文 【ふみ】 letter, writings
  • 文香 【ふみこう】 scented insert (to enclose with a letter), perfumed insert
  • 雁の文 【かりのふみ】 (a) letter
  • 日文 【ひふみ】 Hifumi (script)
  • 綾 【あや】 figure, design, twill weave, pattern of diagonal stripes, style (of writing), figure (of speech), design, plot, plan, minor market fluctuation, technical correction, cat's cradle, lease rod (in a loom)
  • 文無鳥 【あやなしどり】 lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
  • 言葉は身の文 【ことばはみのあや】 words betray one's character

Readings

Japanese names:
かざり、 ふ、 も
Chinese:
wen2, wen4
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • letras
  • literatura

Portuguese

  • sentença
  • literatura
  • estilo
  • arte
  • decoração
  • figuras
  • plano

French

  • phrase
  • littérature
  • style
  • art
  • décoration
  • figure (de style)
  • plan
  • radical littéraire (no. 67)
134 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
77 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
68 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
136 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2064 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
71 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
180 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
86 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
111 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
111 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
320 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
949 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2458 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1708 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1741 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13450 Morohashi
1962 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2364 New Nelson (John Haig)
1725 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1861 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
89 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
35 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
466 2001 Kanji
2j2.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
0040.0 Four corner code
1-42-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6587 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
character, letter, word, section of village
Kun:
あざあざな-な
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
485 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 字 【ジ】 character (esp. kanji), letter, written text, handwriting, penmanship, the ... word (e.g. "the L word" = "love")
  • 字形 【ジケイ】 character style, character form
  • 題字 【ダイジ】 title lettering
  • 英字 【エイジ】 English letter, alphabetic character

Kun reading compounds

  • 字 【あざ】 section of village
  • 字 【あざな】 Chinese courtesy name (name formerly given to adult Chinese men, used in place of their given name in formal situations), nickname, section of a village
  • 大字 【おおあざ】 larger section (of village)
  • 小字 【こあざ】 small administrative unit (of a village)
  • 字 【あざな】 Chinese courtesy name (name formerly given to adult Chinese men, used in place of their given name in formal situations), nickname, section of a village

Readings

Chinese:
zi4
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • carácter
  • letra
  • palabra

Portuguese

  • caracter
  • letra
  • palavra
  • seção de aldeia

French

  • caractère
  • lettre
  • mot
  • hameau
86 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
78 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
28 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
612 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1281 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
121 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
156 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
110 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
528 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
457 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2696 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
188 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6942 Morohashi
2172 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1285 New Nelson (John Haig)
185 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
197 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
747 2001 Kanji
3m2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
2-3-2 SKIP code
3040.7 Four corner code
1-27-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b57 Unicode hex code