Kanji: 水 mizu water

Squeeze a river ((かわ)) and you get water (みず).

JLPT N5: 24 / 100 | 4 Strokes

On: スイ
Kun: みず

Meaning: water

This kanji as a radical often looks like 氵 and is found with kanji dealing with water. 氵 doesn't look much like (みず) but remembering this fact will help down the road.

Stroke Order:


  • 大水(おおみず)  flood [lit. big water]
  • 水着(みずぎ)  swimsuit, bathing suit
  • 水曜日(すいようび)  Wednesday

Example Sentence:


Do you have your swimming trunks?

  • 水着(みずぎ) swimsuit
  • を (direct object marker)
  • ()っています (do you) have [~ています form of ()つ (to have; to hold; to own)]
  • か (question marker)

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