15 strokes (also 14)
crash, fall (down)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1466 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 墜落 【ツイラク】 fall, crash (e.g. aircraft)
  • 墜死 【ツイシ】 falling to one's death
  • 人気失墜 【ニンキシッツイ】 decline in public favor, fall in popularity

Kun reading compounds

  • 落ちる 【おちる】 to fall, to drop, to come down, to crash, to collapse, to cave in, to give way, to set (of the sun or moon), to sink, to dip, to go down, to decrease (of popularity, quality, speed, sales, etc.), to fall, to drop, to go down, to decline, to deteriorate, to abate (of wind), to be inferior (to), to be not as good (as), to fall short (of), to come off (of dirt, paint, makeup, etc.), to come out (of a stain), to fade (of colour), to be removed (of an illness, possessing spirit, etc.), to disappear (of excess fat), to become thinner, to become leaner, to be left out, to be omitted, to be missing, to fail (an exam), to lose (a contest, election, etc.), to be unsuccessful, to decline (of morals, character, etc.), to become vulgar (e.g. of a conversation), to stoop (to), to sink (so low), to be ruined, to go under, to fall (into hell), to fall (in love, asleep, etc.), to fall (into someone's hands), to be accepted (of a bid), to be won (of a tender), to be honoured (of a bill), to fall into (a trap), to fall for (a trick), to give in, to confess, to own up, to come to (a conclusion, topic, etc.), to arrive at (in the end), to leave (a city, castle, etc.), to (be defeated and) flee, to sink in, to be accepted (in one's heart), to fall (to the enemy), to be defeated, to come in (of money), to fall (upon; of light, a shadow, one's gaze, etc.), to pass out (in judo), to fall unconscious, 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 move to deeper water (of a fish in cold weather), to die (of an animal)
  • 落つ 【おつ】 to fall, to drop


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • caer
  • dejar caer
  • perder


  • colisão
  • queda


  • s'écraser
  • tomber
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