6 strokes (also 5)
river 巛 (川, 巜)
patrol, go around, circumference
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1262 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 巡 【ジュン】 counter for tours, cycles, rounds, circuits, etc.
  • 巡回 【ジュンカイ】 going around, patrol, round, tour
  • 一巡 【イチジュン】 one round, one tour, one circuit, one patrol
  • 軽巡 【ケイジュン】 light cruiser

Kun reading compounds

  • 巡る 【めぐる】 to go around, to make a circle around, to surround, to circle, to enclose, to come around (of a season, anniversary, turn, etc.), to return, to repeat, to circulate (of blood, money, etc.), to travel around, to make a tour of, to concern (a matter), to surround
  • 巡り 【めぐり】 circumference, girth, tour, pilgrimage, circulation (e.g. of blood)
  • めぐり合う 【めぐりあう】 to meet fortuitously, to meet by chance, to happen across


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • patrullar
  • circular
  • dar vueltas


  • patrulhar
  • dar uma volta
  • circunferência


  • patrouille
  • faire le tour
  • pèlerinage
  • circonférence
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