14 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
cartoon, involuntarily, unrestrained, in spite of oneself, corrupt
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1408 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 漫画家 【マンガカ】 cartoonist, comic book artist, manga artist, manga author, mangaka
  • 漫画 【マンガ】 cartoon, comic, comic strip, manga
  • 海漫 【カイマン】 ocean, large sea
  • 浪漫 【ロウマン】 romance (e.g. Arthurian romances), heroic tale, (nigh) impossible dream, adventurous spirit, great undertaking, epic adventure, (full-length) novel, romance, love affair, romanticism

Kun reading compounds

  • 妄りに 【みだりに】 without authority, without reason, unnecessarily, recklessly, indiscriminately, arbitrarily
  • 漫ろ 【そぞろ】 restless, on edge (and unable to concentrate), distracted, for some reason
  • そぞろ歩き 【そぞろあるき】 slow, relaxed walk, stroll


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
man4, man2


  • involuntariamente
  • relajado
  • flojo


  • desenho animado
  • involuntariamente
  • no interesse de a si próprio
  • corrompido


  • manga
  • imprécis
  • involontaire
  • à contre-coeur
  • corrompre
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1389 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1497 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1411 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1500 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
652 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1246 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
858 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
494 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
633 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
838 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18166 Morohashi
700 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3308 New Nelson (John Haig)
830 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
893 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1715 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
367 2001 Kanji
3a11.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
3614.7 Four corner code
1-44-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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