7 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
296 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 沢 【タク】 blessing, grace, favour, favor, benefit
  • 沢山 【タクサン】 a lot, lots, plenty, many, a large number, much, a great deal, a good deal, enough, sufficient, enough, too many, too much
  • 沼沢 【ショウタク】 marsh, swamp, bog
  • 恵沢 【ケイタク】 blessing, pity, favor, favour, benefit

Kun reading compounds

  • 沢 【さわ】 mountain stream, valley, dale, wetlands, swamp, marsh
  • 沢地 【さわち】 marshy land


Japanese names:
おも、 さ、 さわん、 わさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
taeg, seog


  • pantano
  • brillo
  • beneficio
  • muchos


  • brejo


  • marais
  • ruisseau de montagne
  • abondance
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1164 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
313 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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267 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3062 New Nelson (John Haig)
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1-3-4 SKIP code
3718.7 Four corner code
1-34-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6ca2 Unicode hex code