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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]
  •   [はんぶん]
    (n-adv,n) half   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふん]
    (n) minute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • かる   [わかる]
    (v5r) to be understood   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [きぶん]
    (n) feeling; mood   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [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]
  •   [だいぶ]
    (adv) considerably; greatly; a lot   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ずいぶん]
    (adj-na,n-adv) extremely   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [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]
  •   [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]
  • ける   [わける]
    (v1) to divide; to separate; to make distinctions; to differentiate (between)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんせき]
    (n,vs) analysis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんや]
    (n) field; sphere; realm; division; branch   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よぶん]
    (adj-na,n) extra; excess; surplus   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  • け   [ひきわけ]
    (n) a draw (in competition); tie game   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なにぶん]
    (adv,n) anyway; please   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いくぶん]
    (adv,n) somewhat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [くぶん]
    (n) division; section; demarcation; (traffic) lane; compartment; classification; sorting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みぶん]
    (n) social position; social status   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すいぶん]
    (n) moisture   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいぶん]
    (n) ingredient; component; composition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいぶん]
    (adv) considerably; greatly; a lot   [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

    •   [いちぶ]
      (n) one tenth; one hundredth; one percent; one tenth of a sun; one quarter ryou (an old coin)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [えんぶん]
      (n) salt; salt content   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [おうぶん]
      (adj-na,n) according to one's abilities; appropriate; reasonable   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かりしょぶん]
      (n) temporary measures   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かくぶんれつ]
      (n) nuclear fission   [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]
    •   [いいぶん]
      (n) one's say; one's point; complaint; excuse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ごぶ]
      (n-adv,n) half; 50%; tie; evenness   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ぎょうせいしょぶん]
      administrative measures (disposition)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [こくぶんじ]
      (n) (Nara Era) state-supported provincial temples   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [さいぶん]
      (n) divide into small portions   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • った   [のこったぶん]
      (n) amount left over   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • 使け   [つかいわけ]
      (n) proper use; using (different things) for different purposes   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [おもうぞんぶん]
      (adv) to one's heart's content   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じぶんじしん]
      oneself; myself   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しゅうぶん]
      (n) autumn equinox   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [じゅうにぶん]
      (adj-na,n) more than enough   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しゅんぶん]
      (n) vernal equinox   [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]
    •   [おやぶん]
      (n) boss; chief; head   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [みぶんしょうめいしょ]
      identification papers   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [しょうぶん]
      (n) nature; disposition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • ける   [よりわける]
      (v1) to classify; to sort out   [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.