Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
wash, inquire into, probe
Kun:
あら.う
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
1168 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 洗浄 【センジョウ】 washing, cleansing, cleaning, laundering, cleansing (one's mind and body)
  • 洗剤 【センザイ】 detergent, cleanser, cleaning agent, washing material
  • 水洗 【スイセン】 washing with water, rinsing, flushing
  • 杯洗 【ハイセン】 small vessel or bowl in which sake cups are rinsed

Kun reading compounds

  • 洗う 【あらう】 to wash, to cleanse, to rinse, to inquire into, to investigate, to purify (one's heart), to lave (e.g. shore), to wash over (e.g. deck), to sweep

Readings

Japanese names:
あらい、 らい
Chinese:
xi3
Korean:
se, seon

Spanish

  • lavar
  • limpiar
  • aclarar
  • investigar
  • indagar

Portuguese

  • lavar
  • indagar
  • sondar

French

  • laver
  • fouiller
  • examiner
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705 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
198 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1189 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
465 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
288 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
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17379 Morohashi
388 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3131 New Nelson (John Haig)
249 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
264 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
888 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
357 2001 Kanji
3a6.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3411.1 Four corner code
32-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d17 Unicode hex code