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Stroke Count
4 Strokes
Radical
方 + 0 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. direction, person, alternative
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた、まさ、-かた、-がた。
On'yomi: ホウ。

Japanese Meaning for 方

Dictionary Entries for 方

hou
noun
  1. direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction)
  2. side (of an argument, etc.); one's part (often 私の方, あなたの方, etc.)
  3. type; category
  4. field (of study, etc.)
  5. indicates one side of a comparison
  6. way; method; manner; means
  7. length (of each side of a square)
kata
noun
  1. direction; way (also ほう)
  2. person; lady; gentleman
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. method of; manner of; way of
noun, used as a suffix
  1. care of ...
  2. person in charge of ... (also がた)
  3. side (e.g. "on my mother's side") (also がた)
sama
suffix
  1. Mr.; Mrs.; Miss; Ms. (after a person's name (or position, etc.))
  2. makes a word more polite (usu. in fixed expressions) (usu. after a noun or na-adjective prefixed with お- or ご-)
noun
  1. state; situation; appearance; manner
gata
suffix
  1. Sirs; Mesdames (pluralizing suffix)
  2. around (the time that, etc.); about (also かた)
he
be
e
noun
  1. surrounding area
  2. shore (of the sea)
suffix
  1. suffix used as a rough indicator of location, direction, time, etc. (esp. え,べ)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 方

Construction of Character for 方

Origin and construction of 方
  1. 象形。舟をつなぐ様(説文他)、の形(藤堂)、死体をつるした様(白川)。

Kanji related to 方

  • 西

  • 使

Meanings in Other Languages for 方

French
  1. direction, personne, alternative
Portuguese
  1. direção, pessoa, alternativa
Spanish
  1. dirección, lado, cuadrado, método, manera, persona, forma de hacer

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