13 strokes
foot 足 (⻊)
path, route, road, distance
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
529 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 路上 【ロジョウ】 on the road, on the street, in the street, on the way
  • 路地 【ロジ】 alley, alleyway, lane, path through a gate or garden, teahouse garden
  • 活路 【カツロ】 means of survival, means of escape, way out of a difficulty
  • 岐路 【キロ】 forked road, crossroads
  • 路加 【ルカ】 St Luke

Kun reading compounds

  • 道 【みち】 road, path, street, lane, passage, route, way, distance, journey, road (e.g. to victory), course, way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles, teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist), dogma, field (e.g. of medicine), subject, speciality, means, way, method
  • 道草 【みちくさ】 loitering on the way, wayside grass
  • 長路 【ながみち】 long road, far journey
  • 脇道 【わきみち】 side road, byroad, digression (e.g. from argument)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • camino
  • ruta
  • carretera


  • caminho
  • rota
  • estrada
  • distância


  • chemin
  • route
  • distance
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677 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
935 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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151 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
533 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1764 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1936 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1031 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1394 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1290 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
37524 Morohashi
1533 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5876 New Nelson (John Haig)
1282 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1376 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
425 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
7d6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
6716.4 Four corner code
1-47-09 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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