Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
thin, faint, pale, fleeting
Kun:
あわ.い
On:
タン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1436 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 淡々 【タンタン】 uninterested, unconcerned, indifferent, dispassionate, matter-of-fact, detached, plain, light, simple, bland, flowing gently
  • 淡水 【タンスイ】 fresh water (i.e. not salt water)
  • 濃淡 【ノウタン】 light and shade, shade (of colour, color), depth (of flavor), complexity, strength and weakness (of flavor)
  • 平淡 【ヘイタン】 simple, quiet

Kun reading compounds

  • 淡い 【あわい】 light, faint, pale, fleeting
  • 淡い影 【あわいかげ】 light shadow

Readings

Chinese:
dan4
Korean:
dam

Spanish

  • claro
  • pálido
  • fugaz
  • efímero

Portuguese

  • magro
  • desmaiar
  • passageiro
  • pálido

French

  • dilué
  • vague
  • pâle
  • éphémère
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1-3-8 SKIP code
3918.9 Four corner code
35-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6de1 Unicode hex code