Japanese Dictionary

Kanji literal and JLPT

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Strokes: 14



rot, decay, sour
On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • くさ.る
  • -くさ.る
  • くさ.れる
  • くさ.れ
  • くさ.らす
  • くさ.す

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 腐敗

    decay; depravity

  • 豆腐

    tofu; bean-curd

  • 腐る

    to rot; to go bad; to decay; to spoil; to fester; to decompose; to turn sour (e.g. milk)

    to corrode; to weather; to crumble

    to become useless; to blunt; to weaken (from lack of practice)

    to become depraved; to be degenerate; to be morally bankrupt; to be corrupt

    to be depressed; to be dispirited; to feel discouraged; to feel down

    indicates scorn or disdain for another's action

    to lose a bet

    to be drenched; to become sopping wet

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