11 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
deep, heighten, intensify, strengthen
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
484 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 深刻 【シンコク】 serious, severe, grave, acute
  • 深海 【シンカイ】 deep sea, depths of the sea, ocean depths
  • 海深 【カイシン】 depth of the sea
  • 最深 【サイシン】 deepest

Kun reading compounds

  • 深い 【ふかい】 deep, profound, dense, thick, close (relationship), intense, strong, late
  • 深入り 【ふかいり】 getting deeply involved, going deeply into, going too far (into something)
  • 深まる 【ふかまる】 to deepen, to heighten, to intensify
  • 深める 【ふかめる】 to deepen, to heighten, to intensify


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • profundo
  • hondo
  • profundizar
  • profundizar en


  • fundo
  • aumentar
  • intensificar
  • fortalecer


  • profond
  • augmenter
  • intensifier
  • renforcer
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552 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
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690 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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536 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
545 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
121 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1212 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
636 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
385 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
480 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1339 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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524 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3206 New Nelson (John Haig)
1328 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1426 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
424 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
377 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
364 2001 Kanji
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