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レツ/RETSU/    さ.く/sa.ku/    さ.ける/sa.keru/    -ぎ.れ/レツ/    sa.ku/さ.く/    sa.keru/さ.ける/ぎ.れ/

split;  rend;  tear Frenchfente;  déchirer;  arracher Portuguesepartir;  arrancar;  lágrimas Spanishhendidura;  escisión;  desgarramiento;  hender;  rasgar;  desgarrar;  desgarrarse;  agrietarse

Radical: (clothes).   Strokes: 12画.   Elements: 衣刂歹.   Pinyin: liè / liě.   Hangul:  [ryeol].

Jōyō Kanji High School.   JLPT N1.

Example compounds:
レツRETSU細胞分さいぼうぶんれつsaibōbunretsu】cell division
四分五しぶんごれつshibungoretsu】torn asunder; disrupted and disorganized
核分かくぶんれつkakubunretsu】nuclear fission; karyokinesis (division of a cell nucleus during mitosis or meiosis)
saku引きひきさくhikisaku】to tear up; to tear off; to split
さくsaku】to tear; to cut up; to forcibly separate (i.e. two lovers); to spare (time, money, etc.); to have a tattoo in the corner of one's eye
切りきりさくkirisaku】to cut off; to cut up; to tear to pieces
けるsakeruけるさけるsakeru】to split; to tear; to burst
張りけるはりさけるharisakeru】to burst (open); to break; to split
Codepoints and classification codes:
46-86JIS X 0208
1273.2Four Corner
3165De Roo
Dictionary indices:
4233Classic Nelson
5453The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
2687New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
1727Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
813Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
1332A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
1277Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
34260Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 10 p. 213
1930A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
1330Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
1728Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
1581Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
1371Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
1626Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
821Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig


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