13 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
collect, gather, be in arrears
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
2451 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 溜飲 【リュウイン】 acid reflux, bile reflux, pyrosis, stomach acid (when it enters the esophagus), heartburn, indigestion, water brash, gloating, gratification, satisfaction
  • 溜飲が下がる 【リュウインガサガル】 to feel relieved, to feel satisfied
  • 溝溜 【コウリュウ】 drain and pool for collecting sewage, etc.
  • 貯留 【チョリュウ】 accumulation (e.g. of water), retention, storage, collection, sequestration (e.g. of carbon dioxide)

Kun reading compounds

  • 溜まる 【たまる】 to collect, to gather, to save, to accumulate, to pile up
  • 溜まる 【たまる】 to collect, to gather, to save, to accumulate, to pile up
  • 溜める 【ためる】 to amass, to accumulate, to store, to leave unpaid
  • 溜まり 【たまり】 pile, pool, collection, gathering spot, waiting place for a wrestler beside the ring, liquid runoff from miso preparation, tamari, variety of rich soy sauce (used for sashimi, etc.)
  • 溜まり場 【たまりば】 gathering spot, haunt, rendezvous, meeting place, hang-out
  • 船だまり 【ふなだまり】 moorage (esp. for small boats), anchorage
  • 溜め 【ため】 cesspool, sink, manure sink
  • ため息 【ためいき】 sigh
  • ゴミ溜め 【ゴミため】 garbage dump, scrap heap, rubbish dump, dump, dumpsite


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
liu1, liu4




1892 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2658 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
814 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
608 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
17943 Morohashi
662 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3276 New Nelson (John Haig)
2324 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2415 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3a10.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
3716.2 Four corner code
1-46-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e9c Unicode hex code