13 strokes
eat, food 食 (飠)
sated, tired of, bored, satiate
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1780 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 飽和 【ホウワ】 saturation, satiation
  • 飽食 【ホウショク】 eating until one is full, eating one's fill, gorging (on), satiation, having adequate food, having all one needs (for daily living), plenty

Kun reading compounds

  • 飽きる 【あきる】 to get tired of, to lose interest in, to be fed up with, to have enough
  • 飽かす 【あかす】 to bore, to tire, to weary, to stultify, to use lavishly (and without regret)
  • 飽く 【あく】 to tire of, to lose interest in, to be satisfied, to enjoy, to do adequately
  • 飽くまでも 【あくまでも】 to the last, persistency, thoroughness


Japanese names:
あき、 あく
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • cansancio
  • aburrimiento
  • saciedad
  • aburrir
  • cansar
  • cansarse de
  • aburrirse
  • saciarse


  • saciado
  • cansado de
  • entediado
  • hátisfeito


  • saturé
  • fatigué
  • lassé
  • rassasié
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