裂 (split) kanji
Split
This kanji has 12 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 8.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:split, rend, tear
On reading:レツ
retsu
Kun reading:さ-く、さ-ける、-ぎ-れ
sa-ku, sa-keru, -gi-re

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破裂
はれつ
a burst, explosion
分裂
ぶんれつ
a split, breakup, disunion, fission, schism
仲を裂く
なかをさく
alienate, estrange
裂け目
さけめ
a rent, a rip, a crack, a crevasse
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