13 strokes
clothes 衣 (衤)
naked, nude, uncovered, partially clothed
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1796 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 裸体 【ラタイ】 naked body, nudity
  • 裸眼 【ラガン】 bare eyes (i.e. without glasses, contact lenses, etc.), uncorrected vision, unaided vision
  • 全裸 【ゼンラ】 stark naked, completely naked, nude
  • 赤裸 【セキラ】 stark naked, nude, bare, unvarnished (e.g. truth), plain (e.g. fact), frank, candid, outspoken

Kun reading compounds

  • 裸 【はだか】 nakedness, nudity, bareness, nakedness, baldness, being uncovered, being penniless, concealing nothing, openness
  • 裸一貫 【はだかいっかん】 having nothing except one's body, having empty pockets, being penniless
  • 丸裸 【まるはだか】 being stark-naked, having no possessions, losing all one's belongings
  • 赤裸 【あかはだか】 stark naked, nude, bare, stripped of all belongings, penniless, naked barley (Hordeum vulgare var. nudum)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ra, ya


  • desnudo
  • descubierto


  • descoberto
  • nu
  • parcialmente vestido


  • nudité
  • nu
  • découvert
  • partiellement habillé
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1536 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1638 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1305 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1635 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1550 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
819 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1120 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1133 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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1211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5475 New Nelson (John Haig)
1124 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1205 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1662 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
664 2001 Kanji
5e8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-8 SKIP code
3629.4 Four corner code
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