8 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
pour, irrigate, shed (tears), flow into, concentrate on, notes, comment, annotate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
497 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 注 【チュウ】 annotation, explanatory note, comment
  • 注意 【チュウイ】 attention, notice, heed, care, caution, precaution, looking out (for), watching out (for), advice, warning, caution, reminder, admonishment, reprimand, telling-off
  • 受注 【ジュチュウ】 accepting an order, receiving an order, orders received, closed won
  • 特注 【トクチュウ】 special order (goods), custom (made), bespoke

Kun reading compounds

  • 注ぐ 【そそぐ】 to pour (into), to sprinkle on (from above), to water (e.g. plants), to pour onto, to spray, to shed (tears), to concentrate one's energy (strength, attention, etc.) on, to devote to, to fix (one's eyes) on, to flow into (e.g. of a river), to run into, to drain into, to fall (of rain, snow), to pour down
  • 注す 【さす】 to pour, to add (liquid), to serve (drinks), to put on (lipstick, etc.), to apply, to colour, to dye, to light (a fire), to burn
  • 注ぐ 【つぐ】 to pour (into a vessel), to fill (a cup, bowl, etc.) with, to dish out (food or drink)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • derramar
  • verter
  • regar
  • concentrarse


  • derramar
  • irrigar
  • verter (lágrimas)
  • desaguar
  • colocar em(copos)
  • notas
  • comentário
  • anotar


  • verser
  • se jeter dans
  • arroser
  • servir (boisson)
  • note
  • remarque
  • annotation
  • commentaire
277 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
365 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
344 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
437 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2531 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
444 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
208 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
591 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.17 Japanese for Busy People
357 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
358 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
290 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1175 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
383 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
240 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
287 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
273 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17316 Morohashi
325 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3103 New Nelson (John Haig)
267 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
285 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
459 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
307 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
372 2001 Kanji
3a5.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3011.4 Four corner code
1-35-77 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6ce8 Unicode hex code