5 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
icicle, ice, hail, freeze, congeal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1450 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 氷山 【ヒョウザン】 iceberg
  • 氷河 【ヒョウガ】 glacier
  • 海氷 【カイヒョウ】 sea ice
  • 解氷 【カイヒョウ】 a thaw

Kun reading compounds

  • 氷 【こおり】 ice, shaved ice (usually served with flavored simple syrup)
  • 氷水 【こおりみず】 ice water, shaved ice (usually served with flavored simple syrup)
  • 人造氷 【じんぞうこおり】 artificial ice
  • 雪氷 【せっぴょう】 snow and ice, snow ice, frozen snow
  • 氷 【ひ】 ice, hail
  • 氷河 【ひょうが】 glacier
  • 凍る 【こおる】 to freeze, to be frozen over, to congeal


Japanese names:


  • hielo
  • congelado


  • estalactite
  • gelo
  • granizo
  • geada
  • congela


  • glace
  • glaçon
  • grêle
  • geler
  • congeler
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