9 strokes
wind, air, style, manner
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
558 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 風 【フウ】 method, manner, way, style, appearance, air, tendency, folk song (genre of the Shi Jing), wind (one of the five elements)
  • 風格 【フウカク】 personality, style, appearance
  • 逆風 【ギャクフウ】 headwind, adverse wind
  • 作風 【サクフウ】 style (of a work, author, artist, etc.), characteristics
  • 風 【フウ】 method, manner, way, style, appearance, air, tendency, folk song (genre of the Shi Jing), wind (one of the five elements)
  • 振り 【フリ】 swing, shake, wave, swinging, appearance, behaviour, pretence (pretense), show, pretending (to), going to restaurant, hotel etc. without a reservation or introduction, move (dance), postures, lead in (e.g. to a running joke, asking a question), lead up, unsewn part of a hanging sleeve on a traditional Japanese woman's garment, counter for swords, blades, etc., not wearing underwear or pants
  • 中風 【チュウフウ】 palsy, paralysis
  • 破風 【ハフ】 gable

Kun reading compounds

  • 風 【かぜ】 wind, breeze, draught, draft, manner, behaviour, behavior, cold, influenza
  • 風邪 【かぜ】 (common) cold, influenza, flu, ague, inflammatory respiratory system illness (in general)
  • 涼風 【りょうふう】 cool breeze, refreshing breeze
  • 西風 【にしかぜ】 west wind


Japanese names:
い、 え
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • viento
  • aire
  • hábito
  • estilo
  • conducta


  • vento
  • ar
  • estilo
  • maneira


  • vent
  • air
  • style
  • manière
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465 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
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530 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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3007 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6663 New Nelson (John Haig)
524 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
563 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
316 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
187 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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3-2-7 SKIP code
7721.0 Four corner code
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