7 strokes
foot 足 (⻊)
leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
343 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 足 【ソク】 counter for pairs (of socks, shoes, etc.)
  • 足跡 【アシアト】 footprints, record of page visitors (e.g. in social networking sites)
  • 俊足 【シュンソク】 fast runner, swift horse, fleet steed, talented person, brilliant person
  • 土足 【ドソク】 shod feet, wearing shoes, muddy feet, dirty feet

Kun reading compounds

  • 足 【あし】 foot, leg, gait, pace, bottom structural component (i.e. radical) of a kanji, means of transportation, money, coin
  • 足跡 【あしあと】 footprints, record of page visitors (e.g. in social networking sites)
  • 出足 【であし】 turnout (of people), start (e.g. race, campaign, term of office), constant forward movement, initial charge, dash
  • 客足 【きゃくあし】 customer traffic, customers, custom
  • 足りる 【たりる】 to be sufficient, to be enough, to be worth doing, to be worthy, to be sufficient, to answer, to do
  • 足る 【たる】 to be sufficient, to be enough, to be worthy of
  • 足るを知る 【たるをしる】 to know one has enough, to be satisfied with one's lot in life
  • 足す 【たす】 to add (numbers), to add (something), to top up (with something), to take care of (e.g. one's business)


Japanese names:
あ、 あす、 おす、 たらし
zu2, ju4
jog, ju


  • pierna
  • pie
  • ser suficiente
  • pata
  • bastar


  • perna
  • ser suficiente


  • jambe
  • pied
  • suffire
  • ajouter
  • compteur de paires de chaussures
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2714 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1372 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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