8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 2nd grade
JLPT exam level N4

walk, counter for steps

  • to walk
  • to walk ②to tread (a figurative path) ③to advance towards (e.g. a solution)
  • step ②counter for steps
  • bu ②commission ③exactly
  • pawn
  • ゆき
  • ゆみ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ある 45.9%
あゆ 4.0%

Character Breakdown

walk, counter for steps
ある.く ホ ブ (2nd, N4)
stop, halt
と.まる シ どめ (2nd, N4)
divining, fortune-telling, divination or katakana to radical (no. 25)
ボク うらない うらな.う (Kentei Pre-1)
few, little
すこ.し ショウ すく.ない (2nd, N4)
little, small
ショウ こ- ちい.さい (1st, N5)
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

step ②counter for steps
walk ②foot messenger (of a town, village, etc.)
opponents pawn
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Unicode hex code 6B69
JIS X 0208 1-42-66
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3n5.3
Four corner code 2120.9
De Roo Code 1260