12 strokes
run 走 (赱)
transcend, super-, ultra-
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
597 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 超 【チョウ】 super-, ultra-, hyper-, extreme, extremely, really, totally, absolutely, over, more than
  • 超音波 【チョウオンパ】 ultrasonic waves, ultrasound
  • 出超 【シュッチョウ】 excess of exports, favorable balance of trade, favourable balance of trade
  • 入超 【ニュウチョウ】 excess of imports

Kun reading compounds

  • 越える 【こえる】 to cross over, to cross, to pass through, to pass over (out of), to go beyond, to go past, to exceed, to surpass, to be more (than)
  • 越す 【こす】 to cross over (e.g. mountain), to go across, to get over (e.g. hardship), to pass time (e.g. a winter), to surpass, to be better than, to exceed, to move house, to go, to come


Japanese names:
まさる、 わたる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • trascender
  • sobresalir
  • super-
  • sobrepasar


  • transcender
  • ótimo
  • ultra-
  • super-


  • dépasser
  • super-
  • sur-
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