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Stroke Count
3 Strokes
Radical
一 + 2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
Readings
Kun'yomi: -くだ.す、お.りる、お.ろす、さ.がる、さ.げる、した、しも、もと、くだ.す、くだ.り、くだ.る、くだ.さる。
On'yomi: カ、ゲ。

Japanese Meaning for 下

Dictionary Entries for 下

moto
adverb
  1. under (esp. influence or guidance)
shita
noun
  1. below; down; under
  2. bottom
  3. beneath; underneath
  4. just after; right after
  5. inferiority; one's inferior (i.e. one's junior); younger (e.g. of siblings)
  6. trade-in
  7. preliminary; preparatory
ge
noun
  1. lowness (of degree, value, etc.); inferiority
  2. second volume (of two); third volume (of three)
shimo
noun
  1. lower reaches (of a river)
  2. bottom; lower part
  3. lower half (of the body, esp. the privates); feces (faeces); urine; menses
  4. end; far from the imperial palace (i.e. far from Kyoto, esp. of western Japan)
  5. dirty (e.g. dirty jokes, etc.)
ka
suffix
  1. under (being in said condition or environment)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 下

Construction of Character for 下

Radicals and parts present in 下
Radical one, one radical (no.1) Kanji Details »
Part divining, fortune-telling, divination or katakana to radical (no. 25) Kanji Details »
Part
Kanji variants for 下
丅,𠄟 Ancient Form
Origin and construction of 下
  1. 指事、物が基準の下にある様を表す。

Kanji related to 下

  • 西

  • 寿

Meanings in Other Languages for 下

French
  1. au-dessous, descendre, bas, donner (vous me donnez), inférieur
Portuguese
  1. baixo, abaixo, descende, inferior, sub, sob
Spanish
  1. debajo, inferior, debajo de, parte inferior

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