10 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
immersed, soak, dip, steep, moisten, wet, dunk
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1447 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 浸透 【シントウ】 permeation (of thought, ideology, culture, etc.), infiltration (e.g. of ideas), spread, penetration (e.g. into a market), pervasion, permeation (of a liquid, etc.), soaking, percolation, osmosis
  • 浸水 【シンスイ】 inundation, submersion, flood
  • 防浸 【ボウシン】 watertight, waterproof
  • 液浸 【エキシン】 immersion, dipping, in microscopy, immersing both the objective lens and the specimen in a liquid to increase the numerical aperture, in photolithography, filling the air gap between the final lens and the wafer surface with a liquid to increase the resolution

Kun reading compounds

  • 浸す 【ひたす】 to soak, to dip, to steep, to immerse, to moisten, to wet
  • 浸る 【ひたる】 to be soaked in, to be flooded, to be submerged, to be immersed in (joy, memories, alcohol, etc.), to give oneself over to, to bask in
  • 浸かる 【つかる】 to be submerged, to be soaked, to be pickled, to be well seasoned, to be totally immersed (in a condition, e.g. laziness)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jin4, jin1


  • empapar
  • remojar
  • humedecer


  • imergir
  • ensopar
  • mergulhar
  • empapar
  • umedecer
  • molhar
  • embeber


  • immersion
  • tremper
  • plonger dans
  • humidifier
  • humecter
  • mouiller
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1126 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1496 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1195 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
530 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
326 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1157 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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442 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3157 New Nelson (John Haig)
1149 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1232 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1357 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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3a7.17 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
3714.7 Four corner code
1-31-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d78 Unicode hex code