13 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
stagnate, be delayed, overdue, arrears
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1107 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 滞納 【タイノウ】 falling behind (with a payment), being in arrears, non-payment, default, delinquency
  • 滞在 【タイザイ】 stay, sojourn
  • 沈滞 【チンタイ】 stagnation, inactivity
  • 遅滞 【チタイ】 delay, procrastination

Kun reading compounds

  • 滞る 【とどこおる】 to stagnate, to be delayed, to be left undone, to be overdue (of a payment), to fall into arrears, to be outstanding


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • retraso
  • atraso
  • estancarse
  • retrasarse


  • estagnar
  • demorar-se
  • atrasar-se
  • atraso no pagamento


  • stagner
  • retard
  • arriérés
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