16 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
violent, get excited, enraged, chafe, incite
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
560 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 激 【ゲキ】 extremely, terrifically, super
  • 激化 【ゲキカ】 intensification, aggravation
  • 憤激 【フンゲキ】 fury, flying into a rage, outrage
  • 矯激 【キョウゲキ】 radical, extreme, eccentric

Kun reading compounds

  • 激しい 【はげしい】 violent, furious, tempestuous, extreme, intense, fierce, strong, fervent, vehement, incessant, relentless, precipitous, steep


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • violento
  • furioso


  • violento
  • obtem excitado
  • enraged
  • chafe
  • incita


  • violent
  • s'exciter
  • enragé
  • s'énerver
  • inciter
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1210 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
596 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2712 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1365 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1506 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1017 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1056 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1039 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1254 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
955 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
534 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
696 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
509 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18438 Morohashi
776 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3350 New Nelson (John Haig)
497 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
536 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
990 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
366 2001 Kanji
3a13.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-13 SKIP code
3814.0 Four corner code
1-23-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6fc0 Unicode hex code