文 means 'literature'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 67    Frequency: 88   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 375 words   Used in 1265 words   Used in 2038 names   Component in 15 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ブン   モン
   ふみ a letter
Kun    あや
Name    かざり   ふ   も
Find out about a shape common to both (336: opposite; to oppose) and (1056: mosquito), and see why this radical would be tucked inside (2098: spot). Hint: 文 hasn't always meant 'character'!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 文 is used 38 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 文 is used 1229 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
ブン : 759 words FIND ALL
1. culture; civilization; civilisation
2. Bunka era (1804.2.11-1818.4.22)
モン : 160 words FIND ALL
order; request
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ふみ : 7 words FIND ALL
letter; writings
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あや : 6 words FIND ALL
1. figure; design  (often written with kana only)
3. style (of writing); figure (of speech)  (often written with kana only)
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ふみ (read as ぶみ) : 12 words FIND ALL
stone monument bearing an inscription (esp. memorial for future generations); stele; stela
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ふ: 2 words. FIND ALL
box to hold letters
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も: 283 words. FIND ALL
1. letter (of alphabet); character
2. literal
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Henshall: 77 (originally: 68)  Joy o' Kanji : 68  Key to Kanji: 936 

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ブン   モン    literature   ふみ a letter   
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