Japanese Word Entry

落ちる
Kana:おちる
Definitions:
  1. to fall down, to drop, to fall (e.g. rain), to sink (e.g. sun or moon), to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze), to be used in a certain place (e.g. money)

  2. to be omitted, to be missing

  3. to decrease, to sink

  4. to fail (e.g. exam or class), to lose (contest, election, etc.)

  5. to crash, to degenerate, to degrade, to fall behind

  6. to become indecent (of a conversation)

  7. to be ruined, to go under

  8. to fade, to come out (e.g. a stain), to come off (e.g. makeup), to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list)

  9. to fall (into someone's hands), to become someone's possession

  10. to fall (into a trap), to fall (for a trick)

  11. to give in, to give up, to confess, to flee

  12. to fall, to be defeated, to surrender

  13. to come to (in the end), to end in

  14. to fall (in love, asleep, etc.)

  15. to swoon (judo)

  16. to consent, to understand

  17. to go down (of a website, server, etc.), to crash

  18. to log out (of an online game, chat room, etc.), to drop out, to leave, to go offline

  19. to die

  20. to move to the depths

  21. to go down (of a website, server, etc.)

Alternative forms: 墮ちる 〔堕ちる〕、 墜ちる 、 落る

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Chinese characters used in this word

fall, drop, come down, village, hamlet, net income, surplus
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄨㄛˋ (luò), ㄌㄚˋ (là), ㄌㄠˋ (lào), ㄌㄨㄛ (luō)
Cantonese: laai6, lok6
Japanese: ラク / お.ちる、 お.ち、 お.とす、 さと
Korean: 락, 낙
Vietnamese: lạc

descend to, lapse into, degenerate, fall, sink, let fall
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄨㄛˋ (duò), ㄏㄨㄟ (huī), ㄏㄨㄟˋ (huì)
Cantonese: do6, fai1
Japanese: ダ / おち.る、 くず.す、 くず.れる、 くずれ
Korean:
Vietnamese: đọa, huy, đoạ
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:
Simplified Japanese form:

crash, fall (down), fall down, drop, sink, go to ruin
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄨㄟˋ (zhuì)
Cantonese: zeoi6
Japanese: ツイ / お.ちる、 お.つ
Korean:
Vietnamese: trụy, truỵ
Variants
Simplified Chinese form: