12 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
full, fullness, enough, satisfy
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
515 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 満 【マン】 being full, (counting) completed years (e.g. when calculating age), full (years, months, etc.), Manchuria
  • 満々 【マンマン】 full of, brimming with
  • 満々 【マンマン】 full of, brimming with
  • 豊満 【ホウマン】 stout, corpulent, plump, voluptuous

Kun reading compounds

  • 満ちる 【みちる】 to fill, to become full (of), to be filled (with), to brim (with), to wax (of the moon), to rise (of the tide), to flow, to come in, to expire (of a period of time), to mature, to come to an end
  • 満つ 【みつ】 to be full, to wax (e.g. moon), to rise (e.g. tide), to mature, to expire
  • 満たす 【みたす】 to satisfy (conditions, one's appetite, etc.), to meet (e.g. demands), to fulfill, to gratify, to fill (e.g. a cup), to pack, to supply


Japanese names:
ま、 みち、 みつ、 みつる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • completo
  • pleno
  • plenitud
  • estar lleno
  • subir la marea
  • llenar
  • abundar


  • cheio
  • bastante
  • orgulho
  • satisfaz


  • remplir
  • assez
  • fier
  • satisfaire
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