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Kanji Information Sheet for 不  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

stroke order illustration  
English:
negative
non-
bad
ugly
clumsy
On-Yomi:

Kun-Yomi:
No Kun-yomi readings found for this kanji
Bushu (Radical) Info: 一 (いち) – one
Henshall Mnemonic: put down once, then thrice, for emphatic ""not so""
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 3 (old) | Grade 4
Frequency: #101 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  • い   [まずい]
    (adj) (uk) unappetising; unpleasant (taste, appearance, situation); ugly; unskilful; awkward; bungling; unwise; untimely   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  • 便   [ふべん]
    (adj-na,n) inconvenience; inexpediency; unhandiness   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ふあん]
    (adj-na,n) anxiety; uneasiness; insecurity; suspense   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふか]
    (n,n-suf) wrong; bad; improper; unjustifiable; inadvisable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふこう]
    (adj-na,n) unhappiness; sorrow; misfortune; disaster; accident; death   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふしぎ]
    (adj-na,n) wonder; miracle; strange; mystery; marvel; curiosity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふじゆう]
    (adj-na,n) (1) discomfort; inconvenience; (2) poverty; want; destitution; (3) disability   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふと]
    (adv) suddenly; casually; accidentally; incidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふせい]
    (adj-na,n) injustice; unfairness; iniquity; impropriety; irregularity; dishonesty; illegality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふそく]
    (adj-na,n,vs) insufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふへい]
    (adj-na,n) complaint; discontent; dissatisfaction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふまん]
    (adj-na,n) dissatisfaction; displeasure; discontent; complaints; unhappiness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふり]
    (adj-na,n) disadvantage; handicap; unfavorable; drawback   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [ふうん]
    (adj-na,n) unlucky; misfortune; bad luck; fate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきそく]
    (adj-na,n) irregularity; unsteadiness; disorderly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふけつ]
    (adj-na,n) unclean; dirty; filthy; impure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [ふざける]
    (iK) (v1) to romp; to gambol; to frolic; to joke; to make fun of; to flirt   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふつう]
    (n) suspension; interruption; stoppage; tie-up; cessation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ふい]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) sudden; abrupt; unexpected; unforeseen   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかけつ]
    (adj-na,n) indispensable; essential   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきつ]
    (adj-na,n) ominous; sinister; bad luck; ill omen; inauspiciousness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきょう]
    (adj-na,n) recession; depression; slump   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふけいき]
    (adj-na,n) business recession; hard times; depression; gloom; sullenness; cheerlessness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふざい]
    (n) absence   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふじゅん]
    (adj-na,n) irregularity; unseasonableness   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [しんふぜん]
    (n) heart failure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おやふこう]
    (adj-na,n) lack of filial piety   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふあんてい]
    (adj-na,n) instability; insecurity; crankiness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • に   [ふいに]
    suddenly; abruptly; unexpectedly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふおん]
    (adj-na,n) unrest; turbulence; impropriety   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかかい]
    (adj-na,n) mystery; baffling; inexplicable; incomprehensible   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかしん]
    (n) inviolability; sacredness; nonaggression   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかのう]
    (adj-na,n) impossible   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかひ]
    (adj-na,n) inevitable; inescapable; unavoidable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかぶん]
    (adj-na,n) atomic; indivisibility   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかい]
    (adj-na,n) unpleasant; displeasure; discomfort   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • か   [ふたしか]
    (adj-na,n) unreliable; uncertain; indefinite   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかくじつ]
    (adj-na,n) uncertain; unreliable; inauthentic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふかんぜん]
    (adj-na,n) imperfect; incomplete; faulty; defective   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • れ   [ふなれ]
    (adj-na,n) inexperience; lack of experience   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶきよう]
    (adj-na,n) awkward; clumsy; unskillfulness; lack of ability   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきげん]
    (adj-na,n) pout; displeasure; ill humor; sullenness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶきみ]
    (adj-na,n) weird; ominous; eerie; uncanny; ghastly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきそ]
    (n) nonprosecution or indictment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきゅう]
    (adj-no,n) everlasting; immortal; eternal; immortality; imperishable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきょうわおん]
    (n) discord; dissonance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふきんこう]
    (adj-na,n) imbalance; disparity; out of balance; inequality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふくつ]
    (adj-na,n) persistence; fortitude; indomitability   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふけんこう]
    (adj-na,n) poor health; ill health; unhealthy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふこうへい]
    (adj-na,n) unfairness; injustice; partiality   [K] [D] [Jisho]
Find more details for at jisho.org, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC

Acknowledgments

The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.