8 strokes
droop, suspend, hang, slouch
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1720 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 垂直 【スイチョク】 vertical, perpendicular
  • 垂纓 【スイエイ】 hanging tail (of a traditional Japanese hat), drooping tail
  • 口蓋垂 【コウガイスイ】 uvula
  • 虫垂 【チュウスイ】 (vermiform) appendix

Kun reading compounds

  • 垂れる 【たれる】 to hang, to droop, to dangle, to sag, to lower, to pull down, to give (e.g. lesson, instruction, scolding) (to someone of lower status), to confer, to grant, to bestow, to drip, to ooze, to trickle, to drop, to leave behind (at death), to say, to utter, to excrete (urine, feces, etc.), to let out (a fart)
  • 垂らす 【たらす】 to dribble, to spill, to suspend, to hang down, to slouch, to dangle
  • 垂れ 【たれ】 sauce (esp. soy or mirin-based dipping sauce), hanging, something hanging (flap, lappet, etc.), (kendo) loin guard, kanji radical enclosing the top-left corner of a character, woman, -ass, -head
  • 垂れ幕 【たれまく】 hanging banner, hanging screen, curtain
  • 直垂 【ひたたれ】 ancient ceremonial court robe
  • 垂んとす 【なりなんとす】 to close in on (30 years of age, etc.), to approach, to get close to
  • 垂んとする 【なんなんとする】 to close in on (30 years of age, etc.), to approach, to get close to


Japanese names:
たる、 だれ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • estar colgado
  • colgar
  • suspender


  • declínio
  • suspender
  • pendurar
  • negligente


  • pendre
  • suspendre
  • tomber
  • être avachi
  • goutter
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