Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
tears, sympathy
Kun:
なみだ
On:
ルイレイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1381 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 涙液 【ルイエキ】 lacrimal fluid, tears
  • 涙管 【ルイカン】 lachrymal or tear duct
  • 催涙 【サイルイ】 lacrimator, dacryagogue, tear-inducing agent
  • 感涙 【カンルイ】 tears (from being deeply moved), tears of gratitude

Kun reading compounds

  • 涙 【なみだ】 tear, tears, lachrymal secretion, sympathy
  • 涙ぐましい 【なみだぐましい】 touching, moving, painful
  • 悔し涙 【くやしなみだ】 tears of regret, bitter tears, vexation, chagrin
  • 忝涙 【かたじけなみだ】 tears of gratitude

Readings

Chinese:
lei4
Korean:
ru

Spanish

  • lágrima
  • compasión
  • consolación

Portuguese

  • lágrimas
  • simpatia

French

  • larme
  • compassion
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1-3-7 SKIP code
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