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文 means 'literature'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 67    Frequency: 88   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 376 words   Used in 1265 words   Used in 2038 names   Component in 44 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ブン   モン
Kun
   ふみ a letter
Kun    あや
Name    かざり   ふ   も
Find out about a shape common to both (vis-a-vis) and (mosquito), and see why this radical would be tucked inside (spot). Hint: 文 hasn't always meant 'character'!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 文 is used 35 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 文 is used 1229 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
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ブン : 759 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. culture; civilization; civilisation
2. Bunka era (1804.2.11-1818.4.22)
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モン : 160 words FIND ALL
1
noun
1. complaint; grumbling; objection
2. phrase; words; expression
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ふみ : 7 words FIND ALL
1
noun
letter; writings
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あや : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)  (see also: 時鳥; obscure term)
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ふみ (read as ぶみ) : 12 words FIND ALL
0 1
noun
love letter
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ふ: 2 words. FIND ALL
1
noun
box to hold letters
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も: 283 words. FIND ALL
1
noun
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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