14 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
leak, escape, time
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1298 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 漏洩 【ロウエイ】 leak (of secrets, information, etc.), disclosure, divulging, leak (of gas, liquid, etc.), leakage, escape (of gas), coming through (of light)
  • 漏出 【ロウシュツ】 leaking out, leakage, leak
  • 遺漏 【イロウ】 omission
  • 早漏 【ソウロウ】 premature ejaculation

Kun reading compounds

  • 漏る 【もる】 to leak, to run out
  • 漏れる 【もれる】 to leak out, to escape, to come through, to shine through, to filter out, to find expression, to give vent, to leak out, to be divulged, to be disclosed, to be omitted, to be left out, to be excluded, to be not included
  • 漏らす 【もらす】 to let leak, to let out (e.g. light), to let out (a secret), to leak (information), to divulge, to disclose, to let slip, to give utterance to (e.g. one's dissatisfaction), to vent, to express, to reveal (e.g. one's true intentions), to let out (a sigh, etc.), to wet one's pants, to omit, to leave out, to fail to do, to miss, to omit (by mistake), to forget to do


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • fuga
  • escape
  • gotera
  • gotear
  • escaparse
  • filtrarse
  • rezumar


  • vazamento
  • escapar
  • tempo


  • fuite (eau, toit)
  • s'échapper (gaz)
  • temps
1940 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1809 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2682 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1599 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1495 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1806 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1945 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1502 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1247 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
860 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
495 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
635 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1077 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18120 Morohashi
701 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3307 New Nelson (John Haig)
1068 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1149 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
353 2001 Kanji
3a11.19 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
3712.7 Four corner code
1-47-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6f0f Unicode hex code