14 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
fishing, fishery
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1094 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 漁業 【ギョギョウ】 fishing industry, fishery
  • 漁獲 【ギョカク】 fishing, catch, haul
  • 出漁 【シュツギョ】 going fishing
  • 大漁 【タイリョウ】 big catch (fishing), good haul
  • 漁 【リョウ】 fishing, gathering seafood (e.g. clams, seaweed), catch (e.g. of fish), haul
  • 漁師 【リョウシ】 fisherman
  • 大漁 【タイリョウ】 big catch (fishing), good haul
  • 豊漁 【ホウリョウ】 good catch, good haul

Kun reading compounds

  • 漁る 【あさる】 to fish, to look for, to search for, to hunt for, to scavenge, to scrounge, to look through, to rummage through, to go on a spree (spending, reading, etc.), to binge


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • pesca


  • pesca
  • pescaria


  • pêcher (en masse)
  • pêcherie
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707 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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699 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
712 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
914 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1240 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
856 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
492 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
631 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
174 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18101 Morohashi
698 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3309 New Nelson (John Haig)
172 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
184 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
616 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
340 2001 Kanji
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