6 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
pond, cistern, pool, reservoir
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
827 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 池魚の殃 【チギョノワザワイ】 collateral damage, getting embroiled in someone else's dispute, having a fire spread to one's own house
  • 池沼 【チショウ】 ponds and swamps, retard, mentally disabled person
  • 蓄電池 【チクデンチ】 storage battery
  • 給水池 【キュウスイチ】 reservoir

Kun reading compounds

  • 池 【いけ】 pond
  • 池様 【いけさま】 good-looking guy, handsome man
  • 用水池 【ようすいいけ】 reservoir
  • 人工池 【じんこういけ】 artificial pool


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji, ta


  • estanque
  • lago


  • lagoa
  • cisterna
  • conjunto
  • reservatório


  • étang
  • mare
  • réservoir (eau)
110 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
185 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
168 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
548 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2489 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
847 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
207 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
251 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
119 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
119 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
452 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1161 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
253 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
160 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
191 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
522 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17141 Morohashi
218 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3042 New Nelson (John Haig)
516 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
555 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
131 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
356 2001 Kanji
3a3.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
3411.2 Four corner code
1-35-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c60 Unicode hex code