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To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of. Once you have identified any component, search for it in any of three ways:
  1. Draw it in the drawing area
  2. Type the name in the text area
  3. Look for it in the list
Example: look up 漢
  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
  • Draw any of these components (one at a time) in the drawing area, and select it when you see it
  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
  • If you know the meanings of the components, type any of them in the text area: water (氵), grass (艹), mouth (口) or husband (夫)
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.
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  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
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夫 means 'husband'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 220   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 18    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 35 words   Used in 151 words   Used in 3471 names   Component in 34 kanji (15 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   フ   フウ
   おっと husband
Kun    それ
Name    と   ゆう   よ
⿻   two   man  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 夫 is used 7 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 夫 is used 136 times, read 4 ways (with 5 variations).
フ : 55 words FIND ALL
1. wife; Mrs; madam  (honorific; this meaning is restricted to reading ふじん, はしかし)
2. wife of a nobleman (aristocrat, etc.)  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading ふじん)
(click the word to view an additional 2 readings and 1 meaning)
フウ : 36 words FIND ALL
1. married couple; spouses; husband and wife; couple; pair
noun (prefix)
2. his and hers; pair of objects, one larger (for man), one smaller (for woman)  (see also: 夫婦茶碗; this meaning is restricted to reading めおと)
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フ (read as ぷ) : 20 words FIND ALL
former husband; late husband
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フ (read as ぶ) : 9 words FIND ALL
1. safe; all right; alright; OK; okay; sure
2. certainly; surely; undoubtedly
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning)
フウ (read as ぷう) : 1 word FIND ALL
rural scholar or pedagogue; pedant
おっと : 5 words FIND ALL
husband  (see also: 良人)
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それ : 1 word FIND ALL
to each his own; people differ; different people (have different likes)
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ゆう: 6 words. FIND ALL
1. high-ranking noh actor  (see also: 能太夫)
2. head of a school of noh performance
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お: 3 words. FIND ALL
noun (prefix), noun (suffix), noun
1. male; man  (see also: )
2. husband  (archaic)
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Henshall: 601 (originally: 573)  Joy o' Kanji : 573  Key to Kanji: 911 

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フ   フウ   おっと husband   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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