Japanese Word Entry

  1. to fall, to drop, to come down, to crash, to collapse, to cave in, to give way

  2. to set (of the sun or moon), to sink, to dip, to go down

  3. to decrease (of popularity, quality, speed, sales, etc.), to fall, to drop, to go down, to decline, to deteriorate, to abate (of wind)

  4. to be inferior (to), to be not as good (as), to fall short (of)

  5. to come off (of dirt, paint, makeup, etc.), to come out (of a stain), to fade (of colour), to be removed (of an illness, possessing spirit, etc.)

  6. to disappear (of excess fat), to become thinner, to become leaner

  7. to be left out, to be omitted, to be missing

  8. to fail (an exam), to lose (a contest, election, etc.), to be unsuccessful

  9. to decline (of morals, character, etc.), to become vulgar (e.g. of a conversation), to stoop (to), to sink (so low)

  10. to be ruined, to go under, to fall (into hell)

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

  12. to fall (into someone's hands), to be accepted (of a bid), to be won (of a tender), to be honoured (of a bill)

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

  14. to give in

  15. to confess, to own up

  16. to come to (a conclusion, topic, etc.), to arrive at (in the end)

  17. to leave (a city, castle, etc.), to (be defeated and) flee

  18. to sink in, to be accepted (in one's heart)

  19. to fall (to the enemy), to be defeated

  20. to come in (of money)

  21. to fall (upon; of light, a shadow, one's gaze, etc.)

  22. to pass out (in judo), to fall unconscious

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

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

  25. to move to deeper water (of a fish in cold weather)

  26. to die (of an animal)

Alternative forms:
  • 墜ちる 【 おちる (ochiru) 】

  • 落る 【 おちる (ochiru) 】

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Chinese characters used in this word

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

crash, fall (down), fall down, drop, sink, go to ruin
Mandarin: ㄓㄨㄟˋ (zhuì)
Cantonese: zeoi6
Japanese: ツイ (tsui) / お.ちる (ochiru)、 お.つ (otsu)
Korean: 추 (chu)
Vietnamese: trụy, truỵ
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