13 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 3rd grade
JLPT exam level N3

path, route, road, distance

  • -じ
  • road ②route ③distance ④road (e.g. to victory)

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

-じ 13.6%
みち 2.0%

Character Breakdown

path, route, road
ロ -じ みち (3rd, N3)
leg, foot, be sufficient
あし た.りる ソク (1st, N4)
くち コウ ク (1st, 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)
each, every, either
カク おのおの かか (4th, N2)
late, delayed, winter radical (no. 34)
チ しゅう (Kentei 1)

Contained In

Common Words

path of life
maze ②inner ear
route ②one's future course (e.g. after graduating high school)
circuit (electric) ②cycle (e.g. Krebs cycle)
on the road ②on the way
main street (esp. in a capital) ②most important of the three classes of highway (ritsuryō period)
(air or sea) route
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Unicode hex code 8DEF
JIS X 0208 1-47-9
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 533
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1764
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1290
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 7d6.5
Four corner code 6716.4
De Roo Code 3777