Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
black ink, India ink, ink stick, Mexico
Kun:
すみ
On:
ボク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1616 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 墨 【ボク】 Mexico
  • 墨書 【ボクショ】 writing in India ink
  • 遺墨 【イボク】 autographs (brushwork) of departed person
  • 水墨 【スイボク】 water and ink, ink painting

Kun reading compounds

  • 墨 【すみ】 sumi, India ink, Chinese ink, ink stick, ink-cake, squid ink, octopus ink, carpenter's inking string
  • 墨付き 【すみつき】 handwriting, autograph, authorization, authorisation, certificate, certified document, paper with signature of the shogun or lord
  • 烏賊墨 【いかすみ】 squid ink
  • 雪と墨 【ゆきとすみ】 diametric opposites, night and day, black and white, snow and ink

Readings

Japanese names:
すの
Chinese:
mo4
Korean:
mug

Spanish

  • tinta
  • negro
  • Méjico

Portuguese

  • tinta preta
  • tinta da Índia
  • pau de tinta
  • nanquin
  • México

French

  • encre noire
  • encre de Chine
  • bâtonnet d'encre
  • Mexique
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2-7-7 SKIP code
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