Godan verb, transitive verb

  1. to smoke, to breathe in, to inhale.
  2. to suck, to sip, to slurp.
  3. to absorb, to soak up.
  4. to kiss.


Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[] 吸う すう
[] 喫う すう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

suck, imbibe, inhale (6th)
  • mouth(1st)
  • reach out, exert, exercise (Jr. High)
    • from, possessive particle, whereupon (Names)
      • 𠄎
      • 丿 katakana no radical (no. 4)
    • dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)