8 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
condition, situation
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
490 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 実況 【ジッキョウ】 actual state (of things), real state, actual condition, real condition, actual scene, live, on-the-scene, reporting live, live coverage, live broadcasting, Let's Play (playthrough of a video game with player commentary)
  • 市況 【シキョウ】 market conditions

Kun reading compounds

  • 況して 【まして】 still more, to say nothing of, not to mention, still less
  • 況してや 【ましてや】 much less, to say nothing of
  • 況んや 【いわんや】 much more, not to mention, not to speak of, to say nothing of, let alone


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • condición
  • situación
  • estado de las cosas


  • condição
  • situação


  • situation
  • condition
  • encore moins
  • encore plus
  • à plus forte raison
1163 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
658 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2516 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1267 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
673 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
850 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
869 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1017 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1172 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
395 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
252 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
299 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
147 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17264 Morohashi
337 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3086 New Nelson (John Haig)
145 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
156 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1200 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
357 2001 Kanji
3a5.21 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3611.0 Four corner code
1-22-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cc1 Unicode hex code