17 strokes
water 水 (氵, 氺)
laundry, wash, pour on, rinse
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1698 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 乾燥洗濯 【カンソウセンタク】 dry cleaning
  • 鬼の居ぬ間に洗濯 【オニノイヌマニセンタク】 playing while the cat is away, taking a break while the boss is out, doing what one wants when one is (finally) alone, relaxing while the demon is out

Kun reading compounds

  • 濯ぐ 【すすぐ】 to rinse, to wash out, to have one's revenge, to wipe out a disgrace
  • 濯ぐ 【すすぐ】 to rinse, to wash out, to have one's revenge, to wipe out a disgrace


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • lavar
  • enjuagar
  • aclarar


  • lavanderia
  • lavar
  • verter em
  • enxáguar


  • lessive
  • laver
  • rincer
  • verser
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301 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1257 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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584 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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3360 New Nelson (John Haig)
577 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
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1871 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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