14 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
pickling, soak, moisten, steep
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1818 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 浸漬 【シンシ】 dipping, soaking, immersing

Kun reading compounds

  • 漬ける 【つける】 to soak (in), to steep, to dip, to dunk, to pickle, to preserve (in salt, vinegar, etc.)
  • 浸かる 【つかる】 to be submerged, to be soaked, to be pickled, to be well seasoned, to be totally immersed (in a condition, e.g. laziness)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • remojar
  • empapar
  • encurtir


  • Por em conserva
  • ensopar
  • umedecer
  • empapar


  • saumure
  • tremper
  • humecter
  • imbiber
1608 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1841 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2676 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1498 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1793 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1929 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1506 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1243 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
861 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
496 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
636 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1559 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18167 Morohashi
702 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3301 New Nelson (John Haig)
1545 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1665 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1710 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
361 2001 Kanji
3a11.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
3518.6 Four corner code
1-36-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6f2c Unicode hex code