8 strokes
diameter, path, method
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1435 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 径 【ケイ】 diameter
  • 経路 【ケイロ】 course, route, path, channel, process, stages
  • 半径 【ハンケイ】 radius
  • 口径 【コウケイ】 aperture, bore, calibre, caliber

Kun reading compounds

  • 道 【みち】 road, path, street, lane, passage, route, way, distance, journey, road (e.g. to victory), course, way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles, teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist), dogma, field (e.g. of medicine), subject, speciality, means, way, method
  • 径書房 【こみちしょぼう】 Komichi Shobo Publishing Ltd (publishing company)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • diámetro
  • camino
  • método


  • diâmetro
  • caminho
  • método


  • diamètre
  • chemin
  • méthode
492 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
845 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1451 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1602 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1630 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1279 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
576 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1475 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1572 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1448 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
622 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
347 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
216 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
260 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
891 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10080P Morohashi
291 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1730 New Nelson (John Haig)
882 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
947 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
502 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2072 2001 Kanji
3i5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
2721.4 Four corner code
1-23-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f84 Unicode hex code