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Strokes: 12



eat, drink, receive (a blow), (kokuji)
On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • く.う
  • く.らう

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 食べる, 喰べる

    to eat

    to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on

  • 食う, 喰う, 啖う

    to eat

    to live; to make a living; to survive

    to bite; to sting (as insects do)

    to tease; to torment; to taunt; to make light of; to make fun of

    to encroach on; to eat into; to consume

    to defeat a superior; to threaten a position

    to consume time and-or resources

    to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event)

    to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first time

  • 出くわす, 出会す, 出喰わす

    to happen to meet; to come across

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