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Kanji Information Sheet for 落  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

stroke order illustration  
come down
Bushu (Radical) Info:
艾 (カイ, ゲイ, もぐさ, よもぎ, おさ.める, か.る) – moxa; sagebrush; wormwood; mugwort
艸 (ソウ, くさ, くさかんむり, そうこう) – grass; plants
Henshall Mnemonic: from each plant, leaf falls like drop of water
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #420 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  • ちる   [おちる]
    (v1) (1) to fall down; to drop; (2) to fail (e.g. exam); (3) to crash; to degenerate; to degrade   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [おしゃれ]
    (adj-na,adj-no,n) smartly dressed; someone smartly dressed; fashion-conscious   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らくだい]
    (n,vs) failure; dropping out of a class   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃれ]
    (adj-na,n) joke; pun; witticism   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  • とす   [みおとす]
    (v5s) to overlook; to fail to notice   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ついらく]
    (n,vs) falling; crashing   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [てんらく]
    (n,vs) fall; degradation; slump; spill   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼつらく]
    (n) ruin; fall; collapse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • む   [おちこむ]
    (v5m) to fall into; to feel down (sad)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • き   [おちつき]
    (n) calm; composure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おちば]
    (n,vs) fallen leaves; leaf litter; defoliation; shedding leaves   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • とす   [おとす]
    (v5s) to drop; to lose; to let fall   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らっか]
    (n,vs) fall; drop; come down   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • る   [しゃれる]
    (v1) to joke; to play on words; to dress stylishly   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いちだんらく]
    (n) pause   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げらく]
    (n) depreciation; decline; fall; slump   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんらく]
    (n) fall; sinking; surrender; capitulation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きゅうらく]
    (n) sudden fall; sharp fall; sudden drop; sharp drop   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ち   [ておち]
    (n) oversight; omission   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうらく]
    (n) village   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だらく]
    (n) depravity; corruption; degradation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だつらく]
    (n) loss   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だんらく]
    (n) end; conclusion; paragraph   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていらく]
    (n) fall; decline; slump   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とうらく]
    (n) election results   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんらく]
    (n) reaction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶらく]
    (n) subunit of village   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほうらく]
    (n,vs) collapse; break; cave-in; crash; (market) decline   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼうらく]
    (n) slump   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おち]
    (n) joke punch line   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • ちこぼれ   [おちこぼれ]
    (n) leftovers; odds and ends; pickings   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • う   [おちあう]
    (v5u) to gather; to meet; to join; to flow together; to rendezvous   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • いた   [おちついた]
    quiet; calm; composed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • く   [おちつく]
    (v5k) to calm down; to settle down; to be steady; to settle in; to take up one's residence; to harmonize with; to match; to restore presence of mind   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おちど]
    (n) mistake; error   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • とし   [おとしあな]
    (n) pitfall; trap; pit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • とし   [おとしもの]
    (n) lost property   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らくご]
    (n) rakugo story; (telling) a comic story   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [らくごか]
    (n) rakugo story teller; comic story teller   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.