12 strokes
foot 足 (⻊)
long-distance, spur, fetlock
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1191 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 距 【キョ】 tubular nectary, spur
  • 距離 【キョリ】 distance, range, interval, difference (e.g. in opinion), gap, distance, metric
  • 緯距 【イキョ】 latitude
  • 経距 【ケイキョ】 departure (surveying, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 隔たる 【へだたる】 to be distant
  • 蹴爪 【けづめ】 spur (of a chicken, pheasant, etc.), cockspur, calcar, fetlock


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • larga distancia
  • distante
  • separar


  • Longa distância


  • longue distance
  • éperon (botanique)
  • fanon (de cheval)
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