12 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
nourishing, more & more, be luxuriant, planting, turbidity
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1563 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 滋養 【ジヨウ】 nourishment, nutrition
  • 慈雨 【ジウ】 welcome rain, beneficial rain, blessed rain, rain that comes after a drought
  • 京滋 【ケイジ】 Kyoto-Shiga, Kyoto and Shiga
  • 茂る 【シゲル】 to grow thickly, to be in full leaf, to be rampant, to luxuriate, to be luxurious
  • 滋賀 【シガ】 Shiga (prefecture)


Japanese names:
し、 しげ、 しげる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • florecer
  • ser exuberante
  • nutritivo


  • nutrir
  • mais & mais
  • ser luxuriante
  • planta
  • turbidez


  • nourrissant
  • de plus en plus
  • luxuriant
  • plantation
  • turbidité
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1549 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1651 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1776 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1222 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
734 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
437 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
549 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1400 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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602 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3238 New Nelson (John Haig)
1388 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1489 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1559 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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3a9.27 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3813.2 Four corner code
1-28-02 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6ecb Unicode hex code