15 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 壊滅 【カイメツ】 (complete) destruction, annihilation, devastation
  • 潰瘍 【カイヨウ】 ulcer
  • 全壊 【ゼンカイ】 complete destruction
  • 擂潰 【ライカイ】 grinding

Kun reading compounds

  • 潰す 【つぶす】 to smash, to crush, to flatten, to shut down, to put out of business, to force (a company) to close up shop, to wreck, to break, to block, to thwart, to butcher, to slaughter, to kill (livestock, for food), to kill (time), to while away (the time), to use up (one's time), to waste (e.g. talents)
  • 潰れる 【つぶれる】 to be crushed, to be squashed, to be smashed, to be destroyed, to be broken, to collapse, to go bankrupt, to go under, to fail, to collapse, to be ruined (of a plan), to be cancelled, to collapse (e.g. of a project), to fall through, to blow up, to be lost (of one's voice, eyesight, sense of smell, etc.), to cease functioning, to be taken up (of one's time), to be lost, to be wasted, to be missed (of a chance), to be lost, to be lost (of face, composure, etc.), to broken down (e.g. of one's courage), to be broken (of one's heart), to be worn down (of a pen nib, saw teeth, etc.), to wear away, to become dull, to get dead drunk
  • 潰える 【ついえる】 to collapse (of a building, dream, plan, etc.), to be destroyed, to fall through, to break down, to be completely defeated (in battle), to be wiped out, to be routed


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kui4, hui4




2701 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1229 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
919 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
677 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
18281 Morohashi
743 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3335 New Nelson (John Haig)
2319 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1911 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3a12.14 The Kanji Dictionary
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