Jisho

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12 strokes (also 11)
Radical:
earth
Parts:
Variants:
degenerate, descend to, lapse into
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2087 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 堕落 【ダラク】 depravity, corruption, degradation
  • 堕胎 【ダタイ】 abortion, feticide
  • 落堕 【ラクダ】 marrying (of a monk), returning to secular life (of a monk)

Kun reading compounds

  • 落ちる 【おちる】 to fall down, to drop, to fall (e.g. rain), to sink (e.g. sun or moon), to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze), to be used in a certain place (e.g. money), to be omitted, to be missing, to decrease, to sink, to fail (e.g. exam or class), to lose (contest, election, etc.), to crash, to degenerate, to degrade, to fall behind, to become indecent (of a conversation), to be ruined, to go under, to fade, to come out (e.g. a stain), to come off (e.g. makeup), to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list), to fall (into someone's hands), to become someone's possession, to fall (into a trap), to fall (for a trick), to give in, to give up, to confess, to flee, to fall, to be defeated, to surrender, to come to (in the end), to end in, to fall (in love, asleep, etc.), to swoon (judo), to consent, to understand, to go down (of a website, server, etc.), to crash, to log out (of an online game, chat room, etc.), to drop out, to leave, to go offline, to die, to move to the depths, to go down (of a website, server, etc.)

Readings

Chinese:
duo4, hui1
Korean:
ta, hyu

Spanish

  • caer
  • derrumbarse
  • cometer un desliz

Portuguese

  • degenerado
  • descender

French

  • dégénérer
  • sombrer
  • s'abaisser
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1979 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1092 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1511 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1156 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1742 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1865 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1693 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
357 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3501 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1804 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2456 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1324 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2822 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1033 New Nelson (John Haig)
1314 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1411 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1514 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3672 2001 Kanji
3b8.14 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-3 SKIP code
2-8-3 SKIP code
7410.4 Four corner code
1-34-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5815 Unicode hex code