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

stroke order illustration  
English:
section
bureau
dept
class
copy
part
portion
counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
On-Yomi:
Kun-Yomi:
-べ
とり


Bushu (Radical) Info:
邦 (ホウ, くに) – home country; country; Japan
邑 (ユウ, うれ.える, くに, むら, お, おう, おお, おお) – village; rural community; right village
Henshall Mnemonic: clan stands open mouthed in part of village
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #36 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [ぜんぶ]
    (n-adv,n-t) all; entire; whole; altogether   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [へや]
    (n) room   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [ぶちょう]
    (n) head of a section or department   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [だいぶぶん]
    (n-t) most part; greater part; majority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶぶん]
    (n) portion; section; part   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [がいぶ]
    (n) the outside; external   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [がくぶ]
    (n) department of a university; undergraduate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶしゅ]
    (n) radical (of a kanji character)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶひん]
    (n) parts; accessories   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんぶ]
    (n) headquarters   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [いちぶ]
    (n-adv,n) (1) one part; one portion; one section; some; (2) one copy, e.g. of a document   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちぶぶん]
    (n) a part; a portion; a section   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんぶ]
    (n) management; (executive) staff; leaders   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいぶ]
    (n) police inspector   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないぶ]
    (adj-no,n) interior; inside; internal   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶ]
    (n,n-suf) department; part; category; counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶか]
    (n) subordinate person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶもん]
    (n) class; group; category; department; field; branch   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [かぶ]
    (n) substructure; lower part; subordinate (office)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいはつぶ]
    Development Department   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんぶ]
    (n) affected part   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうぶ]
    (n) chest; breast   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くらぶ]
    (n) club; fraternity; sorority; clubhouse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぐんぶ]
    (n) military authorities; army circles   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぐんぶ]
    (n) rural districts; counties   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうぶ]
    (n) rear; stern   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうがくぶ]
    (n) department (or school) of technology, engineering or science   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようぶ]
    (n) loins; hips; pelvic region; waist   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいぶ]
    (n) details   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんぶ]
    (n) three parts; three copies   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんぶさく]
    (n) trilogy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しれいぶ]
    (n) headquarters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しぶ]
    (n) urban areas   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しぶ]
    (n) branch; subdivision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しきぶ]
    (n) (Meiji era) official responsible for court ceremonies   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しっこうぶ]
    (n) executive(s)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅのうぶ]
    (n) executives; top management   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうぶ]
    (n) top part; surface   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうほうぶ]
    information bureau   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 西   [せいぶ]
    (n) the west; western part; the West   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぜんぶ]
    (n) front part; fore; front   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうむぶ]
    (n) general affairs department (bureau); executive section   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちゅうぶ]
    (n) region south and south-west of Tokyo area; center; middle; heart   [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.