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

stroke order illustration  
minute of time
one's lot
Bushu (Radical) Info:
八 (はちがしら) – eight
刀 (かたな) – sword
刈 (ガイ, カイ, か.る, かっ かり) – reap; cut; clip; trim; prune
Henshall Mnemonic: understand one divides by splitting with sword
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 2
Frequency: #24 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [じぶん]
    (n) myself; oneself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たぶん]
    (adv,n) perhaps; probably   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふん]
    (n) minute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [わかる]
    (v5r) to be understood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんぶん]
    (n-adv,n) half   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [じゅうぶん]
    (adj-na,adv,n,vs) (1) plenty; enough; sufficient; satisfactory; adequate; (2) division into ten; (3) perfect; thorough; fully; in full   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きぶん]
    (n) feeling; mood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいぶ]
    (adv) considerably; greatly; a lot   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [よぶん]
    (adj-na,n) extra; excess; surplus   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんせき]
    (n,vs) analysis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶぶん]
    (n) portion; section; part   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ずいぶん]
    (adj-na,n-adv) extremely   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんや]
    (n) field; sphere; realm; division; branch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶん]
    (n,n-suf,pref) (1) part; segment; share; ration; (2) rate; (3) degree; one's lot; one's status; relation; duty; kind; lot; (4) in proportion to; just as much as   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいぶぶん]
    (n-t) most part; greater part; majority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ける   [わける]
    (v1) to divide; to separate; to make distinctions; to differentiate (between)   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [せいぶん]
    (n) ingredient; component; composition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんかい]
    (n) analysis; disassembly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いくぶん]
    (adv,n) somewhat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんすう]
    (n) fraction (in math)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんぷ]
    (n) distribution   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんりょう]
    (n) amount; quantity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんるい]
    (n,vs) classification   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なにぶん]
    (adv,n) anyway; please   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうぶん]
    (n,vs) division into equal parts   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    • 使け   [つかいわけ]
      (n) proper use; using (different things) for different purposes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • け   [みわけ]
      (n) distinction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • ける   [みわける]
      (v1) (1) to distinguish; to recognize; to tell apart; to differentiate (both figuratively and visually); (2) to identify (whether an object is positive or negative in some aspect); to know the difference between something of superior and inferior quality (on sight or figuratively)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ふかぶん]
      (adj-na,n) atomic; indivisibility   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんか]
      (n) specialization   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんかかい]
      subcommittee meeting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じぶんじしん]
      oneself; myself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しゅんぶん]
      (n) vernal equinox   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんかつ]
      (n,vs) partition; division; separation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [ぶんかつばらい]
      (n) payment by installments; hire-purchase   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんき]
      (n) forking; jump (computer); divergence (e.g. in a road)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんきてん]
      (n) junction; crossroads; division point; parting of ways   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しゅうぶん]
      (n) autumn equinox   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんけん]
      (n) decentralization of authority   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かくぶんれつ]
      (n) nuclear fission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [いいぶん]
      (n) one's say; one's point; complaint; excuse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんこう]
      (n) branch school   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぞんぶん]
      (adj-na,adv,n) to one's heart's content; as much as one wants   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんさつ]
      (n) separate volume; fascicle; fascicule   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • のない   [もうしぶんのない]
      no objection; nothing to criticize   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • い   [もうしぶんない]
      no objection; nothing to criticize   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ちほうぶんけん]
      decentralization of power   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんしつ]
      (n) detached office; annex   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんじょう]
      (n) riding separately   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぶんじょう]
      (n) selling (real-estate) lots   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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    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.