殺 (kill) kanji
Kill
This kanji has 10 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 4.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil
On reading:サツ、サイ、セツ
satsu, sai, setsu
Kun reading:ころ-す、-ごろ-し、そ-ぐ
koro-su, -goro-shi, so-gu

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殺気
さっき
an atmosphere of menace
殺意
さつい
murderous intent
殺人犯
さつじんはん
a murderer, a homicide
相殺する
そうさいする
offset, counterbalance
殺生
せっしょう
the destruction of life, a cruelty, a brutality
息を殺す
いきをころす
hold one's breath ☆=息を詰める(いきをつめる)
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