10 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
bathe, be favored with, bask in
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1136 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 浴室 【ヨクシツ】 bathroom
  • 浴衣 【ユカタ】 yukata (light cotton kimono worn in the summer or used as a bathrobe)
  • 開浴 【カイヨク】 bathing (in a Zen Temple)
  • 泥浴 【デイヨク】 mud bath

Kun reading compounds

  • 浴びる 【あびる】 to dash over oneself (e.g. water), to take (e.g. shower), to bask in (e.g. the sun), to bathe in, to be flooded with (e.g. light), to be covered in, to suffer (e.g. an attack), to draw (e.g. criticism, attention, praise), to have heaped upon, to be showered with
  • 浴びせる 【あびせる】 to pour on


Japanese names:
えき、 さこ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • bañarse
  • tomar un baño
  • ducharse
  • verter


  • banhar
  • favorecer-se
  • aquecer-se ao sol


  • bain
  • dorer (au soleil)
  • bénéficier de
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558 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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