9 strokes
Kentei exam level Pre-1

leak, escape

  • to let leak ②to let out (a secret) ③to fail to do
  • to leak out ②to find expression ③to leak out ④to be omitted
  • びる
  • エイ
  • セツ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

らすれる 67.7%
セツ 19.4%
エイ 12.9%

Character Breakdown

leak, escape
も.らす セツ エイ (Kentei Pre-1)
water, water radical (no. 85)
pull, tug, jerk
ひき エイ ひ.く (Kentei Pre-1)
day, sun, Japan
ひ ニチ にっ (1st, N5)
number one, line, rod radical (no. 2)
コン シ ジョ
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)

Common Words

leak (of secrets, information, etc.) ②leak (of gas, liquid, etc.)
leak of official secrets
sunlight sifting through the tree leaves
(crime of) revealing state secrets
disclosure (leakage, betrayal) of military secrets
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Unicode hex code 6D29
JIS X 0208 1-17-44
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2540
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3118
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 2849
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2864
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 17401
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3a6.3
Four corner code 3510.6