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

road-way, street, district, journey, course, moral, teachings

  • road ②route ③distance ④road (e.g. to victory)
  • いう
  • road ②way ③Buddhist teachings ④Taoism
  • トウ
  • みつ
  • おさむ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

みち 63.3%
ドウトウ 36.7%

Character Breakdown

road-way, street, district
みち ドウ ど (2nd, N4)
neck, counter for songs and poems
くび シュ おびと (2nd, N3)
grass, straw, herbs
to divide
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
ジ みずか.ら おの.ずから (2nd, N4)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
eye, class, look
め モク ボク (1st, N4)

Contained In

Common Words

road ②route ③distance ④road (e.g. to victory)
tool ②means ③furniture
elevated walkway through the audience to the stage (kabuki) ②honorable end to a career
tirthika ②heterodoxy ③demon ④type of fish one did not intend to catch
dojo ②manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment)
the sun ②god of heaven and the earth ③laws governing the heavens ④celestial path
fellow traveler ②taking someone along unwillingly (e.g. in death)
dropping in on the way ②going the long way round
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Unicode hex code 9053
JIS X 0208 1-38-27
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 4724
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 6091
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AJLT Japanese For Busy People vols I-III 3.7
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Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 283
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2q9.14
Four corner code 3830.6
De Roo Code 979