8 strokes
walk, counter for steps
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
554 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 歩 【ホ】 step, stride, counter for steps
  • 歩道 【ホドウ】 footpath, walkway, sidewalk, pavement
  • 遊歩 【ユウホ】 walk, promenade
  • 牛歩 【ギュウホ】 snail's pace, slow progress
  • 歩 【ブ】 bu, traditional unit of area, approx. 3.31 square metres, commission, percentage, exactly, precisely
  • 歩留まり 【ブドマリ】 yield, yield rate
  • 町歩 【チョウブ】 hectare (2.471 acres)
  • 町段畝歩 【チョウタンセブ】 units of square measure (for rice fields, forests, etc.)
  • 歩 【フ】 pawn
  • 歩兵 【フヒョウ】 pawn
  • 敵歩 【テキフ】 opponents pawn

Kun reading compounds

  • 歩く 【あるく】 to walk
  • 歩む 【あゆむ】 to walk, to go on foot, to tread (a figurative path), to follow, to lead (a life), to experience, to advance towards (e.g. a solution), to set out (e.g. on the path to destruction, ruin, etc.), to embark (on the road to ...)


Japanese names:
あ、 ゆき、 ゆみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • camino
  • caminar
  • razón
  • proporción
  • ir a pie


  • passeio


  • marcher
  • compteur de pas
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