12 strokes
fire 火 (灬)
boil, cook
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1565 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 煮沸 【シャフツ】 boiling up
  • 煮沸器 【シャフツキ】 scalder

Kun reading compounds

  • 煮る 【にる】 to boil, to simmer, to stew, to seethe
  • 煮るなり焼くなり 【にるなりやくなり】 as you please, in any way you like, as you wish
  • 煮える 【にえる】 to be boiled, to be cooked
  • 煮やす 【にやす】 to cook inside


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • cocer
  • hervir


  • ferver
  • cozinhar


  • mijoter
  • bouillir
  • cuire
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