2026-Jouyou-kanji “落” Stroke Order and Meanings

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“Fall” or “Drop” in Japanese kanji, and the Stroke Order and Meanings of Kanji “落”

Japanese Jouyou-kanji “落” means “The end of a story”, “Settle down” or “Be reduced to poverty” etc.

Jouyou Kanji "落"

Jouyou Kanji “落”

Jouyou Kanji "落" Stroke Order

Jouyou Kanji “落” Stroke Order

Stroke # 12 Strokes
On-Yomi らく(raku)
Kun-Yomi お(ちる)(o(chiru))
Meanings Fall, Drop
Collapse, Take (a fort) by storm
Be completed
Set, Sink
Fall low, Be reduced to poverty
Settle down, Become calm
Omission, Oversight
The point of a story, The end of a story

Kanji words which contain Kanji “落”, and their meanings

Words Meanings
落ち合う(おちあう-o chi a u) Meet, Come together, Rendezvous, Flow together, Gather, Join
落ち足(おちあし-o chi a shi) Abscond (after battle, war etc),
落ち鮎(おちあゆ-o chi a yu) Sweetfish going downstream to spawn (in autumn)
落ち魚(おちうお-o chi u o) ① Fish going downstream (to spawn), ② Dead fish, ③ Fish that moves into deeper waters (to avoid the cold)
落ち落ち(おちおち-o chi o chi) Quietly, Calmly, Comfortably, Peacefully
落ち着き(おちつき-o chi tsu ki) ① Calmness, Composure, Presence of mind, ② Stability, Steadiness
落ち度(おちど-o chi do) Mistake, Error, Fault, Slip, Blunder, Omission, Oversight, Lapse
落ち葉(おちば-o chi ba) Fallen leaves, Dropping leaves, Defoliation
落ち穂(おちぼ-o chi bo) Fallen ears (of barley, rice etc), Gleanings
落ち武者(おちむしゃ-o chi mu sha) Surviving soldier (or warrior) of a defeated army, Fleeing soldier, Warrior fleeing the battlefield
落ち目(おちめ-o chi me) On the wane (e.g. popularity of something), Decline of one’s fortunes
落人(おちゅうど or おちうど or おちびと-o chu u do (or) o chi u do (or) o chi bi to) Defeated soldier fleeing the enemy, Refugee
落とし穴(おとしあな-o to shi a na) Pitfall, Trap, Pit
落とし差し(おとしざし-o to shi za shi) To hold a sword with the scabbard pointing downwards
落とし胤(おとしだね-o to shi da ne) Illegitimate child (of a nobleman)