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JLPT: N2

School Grade: 4th (9 years old)

This character is a combination of 氵 the water radical and valley. Here, 谷 is acting phonetically to express “spray,” and lends an idea of “cleave open.” Together with 氵, it gives “cleave open water and send up spray,” which is what would happen if one were to plunge into a river in order to “bathe.”