11 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
refreshing, nice and cool
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1783 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 涼 【リョウ】 cool breeze, cool air, refreshing coolness
  • 涼風 【リョウフウ】 cool breeze, refreshing breeze
  • 清涼 【セイリョウ】 cool, refreshing
  • 納涼 【ノウリョウ】 escaping the heat to enjoy the cool breeze (by the river, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 涼しい 【すずしい】 cool, refreshing, clear (e.g. eyes), bright, clear, distinct, composed (facial expression), unruffled, unconcerned, pure, upright, innocent
  • 涼しい顔 【すずしいかお】 nonchalant air, unruffled air
  • 涼む 【すずむ】 to cool oneself, to cool off, to enjoy the cool air
  • 涼やか 【すずやか】 refreshing, clear


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
liang2, liang4


  • refrescante
  • fresco
  • agradable
  • refrescarse


  • fresco e agradável
  • refrescante


  • rafraîchissant
  • frais
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1-3-8 SKIP code
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6dbc Unicode hex code