6 strokes
mouth, opening
spit, vomit, belch, confess, tell (lies)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1674 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 吐露 【トロ】 expressing one's mind, speaking out
  • 吐息 【トイキ】 sigh, long breath
  • 嘔吐 【オウト】 Nausea (novel by Sartre)
  • 噴出性嘔吐 【フンシュツセイオウト】 projectile vomiting

Kun reading compounds

  • 吐く 【はく】 to vomit, to throw up, to spit up, to emit, to send forth, to breathe out, to give (an opinion), to make (a comment), to express, to tell, to confess
  • 吐く 【つく】 to breathe out, to breathe, to tell (a lie), to use (foul language), to vomit, to throw up, to spit up


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tu3, tu4


  • escupir
  • vomitar


  • cuspir
  • vômito
  • arroto
  • confessar
  • contar (mentiras)


  • cracher
  • vomir
  • roter
  • avouer
  • dire des mensonges
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1127 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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1253 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1322 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1432 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
298 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
235 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
151 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
180 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
153 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3300 Morohashi
203 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
709 New Nelson (John Haig)
151 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
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3772 2001 Kanji
3d3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
6401.0 Four corner code
1-37-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5410 Unicode hex code