9 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
ocean, sea, foreign, Western style
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
763 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 洋 【ヨウ】 Occident and Orient (esp. the Occident), ocean, sea, foreign, Western, European
  • 洋画 【ヨウガ】 Western painting, Western film, Western movie
  • 南氷洋 【ナンヒョウヨウ】 Antarctic Ocean
  • 環太平洋 【カンタイヘイヨウ】 Pacific Rim


Japanese names:
なだ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 よ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • océano
  • de estilo occidental
  • cada una de las dos mitades del mundo


  • oceano
  • estilo ocidental


  • océan
  • style occidental
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289 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1193 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
468 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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353 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3130 New Nelson (John Haig)
549 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
588 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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355 2001 Kanji
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1-3-6 SKIP code
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1-45-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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