8 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
overnight stay, put up at, ride at anchor
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1233 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 泊 【ハク】 counter for nights of a stay, overnight stay, lodging
  • 泊地 【ハクチ】 anchorage, berth
  • 漂泊 【ヒョウハク】 roaming, drifting about, wandering, drifting (with the current, on the tide, etc.)
  • 無断外泊 【ムダンガイハク】 staying out overnight without giving notice, spending night(s) away from home without permission (leave)

Kun reading compounds

  • 泊まる 【とまる】 to stay at (e.g. hotel), to be docked, to be berthed, to be moored
  • 泊める 【とめる】 to give shelter to, to lodge, to put up, to accommodate


Japanese names:
とまり、 はつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bo2, po4


  • detenerse
  • alojarse
  • simple
  • sencillo
  • pasar la noche
  • hospedar
  • alojar


  • durante a noite
  • propor
  • navegar ancorado
  • estadia de 3 dias


  • passer la nuit
  • loger
  • séjour
  • être au mouillage
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