15 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
wet, be watered, profit by, receive benefits, favor, charm, steep
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1644 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 潤滑油 【ジュンカツユ】 lubricating oil, lubricant, lube, person or thing that makes things run smoothly, facilitator
  • 潤色 【ジュンショク】 rhetorical flourishes
  • 豊潤 【ホウジュン】 abundant, rich, ripe, mellow
  • 芳醇 【ホウジュン】 mellow (flavor or fragrance, esp. alcohol), rich, full-bodied, superior

Kun reading compounds

  • 潤う 【うるおう】 to become moist, to be moistened, to become damp, to get wet, to profit (from), to benefit, to become prosperous, to flourish, to be made rich, to be refreshed (of one's mind), to be enriched (of one's heart)
  • 潤す 【うるおす】 to moisten, to wet, to profit, to enrich, to benefit
  • 潤む 【うるむ】 to be wet, to be moist, to get dim, to become blurred, to get cloudy, to get muddy, to be bleared, to become tear-choked


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • humedad
  • provecho
  • encanto
  • humedecer
  • sacar provecho


  • molhado
  • molhar-se
  • lucrar
  • receber benefícios
  • favorecer
  • charme
  • embeber


  • mouillé
  • être arrosé
  • profit
  • bénéfice
  • favoriser
  • charmer
  • tremper
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1-3-12 SKIP code
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