12 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
hot water, bath, hot spring
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1356 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 湯治 【トウジ】 hot-spring cure, taking the baths
  • 湯液 【トウエキ】 decoction (in Chinese medicine)
  • 銭湯 【セントウ】 public bath, bathhouse
  • 給湯 【キュウトウ】 hot-water supply

Kun reading compounds

  • 湯 【ゆ】 hot water, hot bath, hot spring, molten iron
  • 湯気 【ゆげ】 steam, vapour, vapor
  • 茶の湯 【ちゃのゆ】 tea ceremony, chanoyu
  • もらい湯 【もらいゆ】 taking a bath in another's home


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tang1, shang1
tang, sang


  • agua caliente
  • fuente termal


  • água quente
  • banho
  • fonte quente


  • eau chaude
  • bain
  • source chaude
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2633 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
844 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
700 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1587 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
632 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
642 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
836 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1226 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
747 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
446 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
561 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
552 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17874 Morohashi
612 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3245 New Nelson (John Haig)
546 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
585 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
406 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
351 2001 Kanji
3a9.23 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3612.7 Four corner code
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6e6f Unicode hex code