Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
astringent, hesitate, reluctant, have diarrhea
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1011 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 渋滞 【ジュウタイ】 congestion (e.g. traffic), delay, stagnation
  • 渋面 【ジュウメン】 grimace, sullen face
  • 難渋 【ナンジュウ】 suffering, distress, difficulty, hardship, misery, being bogged down, hurdle
  • 晦渋 【カイジュウ】 ambiguous, obscure, equivocal

Kun reading compounds

  • 渋 【しぶ】 kakishibu, astringent persimmon juice used as a dye or to to treat wood, paper, etc.
  • 渋い 【しぶい】 astringent, bitter, puckery, rough, harsh, tart, austere, elegant (and unobtrusive), refined, quiet (and simple), sober, sombre, subdued, tasteful (in a quiet way), understated, sour (look), glum, grim, sullen, sulky, stingy, tight-fisted
  • 柿渋 【かきしぶ】 kakishibu, astringent persimmon juice used as a dye or to to treat wood, paper, etc.
  • 鉄渋 【かなしぶ】 aqueous iron rust
  • 渋い 【しぶい】 astringent, bitter, puckery, rough, harsh, tart, austere, elegant (and unobtrusive), refined, quiet (and simple), sober, sombre, subdued, tasteful (in a quiet way), understated, sour (look), glum, grim, sullen, sulky, stingy, tight-fisted
  • 渋い顔をする 【しぶいかおをする】 to frown (on), to be grim-faced, to look sullen
  • 渋る 【しぶる】 to hesitate, to hold back, to balk, to falter, to be reluctant, to be unwilling, to begrudge, to have loose painful bowel movement, to suffer from tenesmus

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
se4
Korean:
sab

Spanish

  • astringente
  • austero
  • tacaño
  • renuente
  • tener diarrea

Portuguese

  • adstringente
  • hesitar
  • relutante
  • ter diarréia

French

  • astringent
  • hésiter
  • rechigner
  • diarrhée
  • chic
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1209 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
625 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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