15 strokes
run 走 (赱)
purport, gist, elegance, interest, proceed to, tend, become
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1153 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 趣旨 【シュシ】 meaning, point (e.g. of a statement), gist, effect, goal, intent, object, aim, point
  • 趣向 【シュコウ】 plan, idea, design, plot, taste, liking, preference
  • 異趣 【イシュ】 extraordinary appearance
  • 意趣 【イシュ】 grudge, malice, spite, intention, disposition, obstinacy, reason, revenge

Kun reading compounds

  • 趣 【おもむき】 meaning, tenor, gist, effect, influence, appearance, aspect, grace, charm, refinement, taste, elegance
  • 趣のある 【おもむきのある】 tasteful, elegant, refined, charming, attractive
  • 赴く 【おもむく】 to go in the direction of, to proceed toward, to proceed according to, to repair to, to betake oneself to, to become, to face (facts, circumstances, etc.), to abide by, to agree to, to consent to, to obey


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qu4, cu4
chwi, chug


  • significado
  • sentido
  • apariencia
  • proceder


  • essência
  • continuar para
  • tender
  • tornar-se


  • teneur
  • fond
  • aspect
  • apparence
  • sens
  • tendance
  • devenir
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1039 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1758 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4111 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2087 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2827 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
828 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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3317 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5854 New Nelson (John Haig)
820 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
883 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1805 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1470 2001 Kanji
6e9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-8 SKIP code
4780.4 Four corner code
4180.4 Four corner code
1-28-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8da3 Unicode hex code