14 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
drip, drop
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
2019 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 滴 【テキ】 counter for drops of liquid
  • 滴下 【テキカ】 drip, drop, distill
  • 雨滴 【ウテキ】 raindrop
  • 数滴 【スウテキ】 several drops

Kun reading compounds

  • 滴 【しずく】 drop (e.g. of water), drip
  • 滴る 【したたる】 to drip, to drop, to trickle, to overflow (with freshness, beauty, etc.)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • gota
  • goteo
  • contador para gotas
  • gotear


  • gota
  • gotejar


  • goutte
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1504 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1244 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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