13 strokes
foot 足 (⻊)
hop, leap up, spring, jerk, prance, buck, splash, sputter, snap
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1716 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 跳躍 【チョウヤク】 jump, leap, skip, bound
  • 跳馬 【チョウバ】 long horse (for vaulting)
  • 反跳 【ハンチョウ】 (physical) recoil

Kun reading compounds

  • 跳ねる 【はねる】 to jump, to leap, to prance, to spring up, to bound, to hop, to break up, to close, to come to an end, to hit (e.g. to have a car hit something or someone)
  • 飛ぶ 【とぶ】 to fly, to soar, to jump, to leap, to spring, to bound, to hop, to spatter, to scatter, to splash, to fly (e.g. of sparks), to hurry, to rush, to flee, to run off, to escape, to disappear, to vanish, to fade, to thin out, to break off, to come off, to fall off, to blow (of a fuse), to be sent out (of an order), to fly (of false rumours, catcalls, etc.), to come flying (of a punch, kick, etc.), to be missing (of a page, stitch, etc.), to skip, to jump (e.g. of a conversation)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jo, do


  • volar
  • brincar
  • saltar


  • pulo
  • saltar
  • pular
  • empurrão
  • galope
  • dólar
  • respingar
  • erupção
  • tranco


  • sauter
  • bondir
  • caracoler
  • ruer (cheval)
  • jaillir
  • gicler
  • craquer
  • collision
1595 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1980 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4562 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1590 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1793 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1563 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1666 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1586 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1763 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1934 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1030 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1392 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1292 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
37533 Morohashi
1532 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5877 New Nelson (John Haig)
1284 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1378 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1673 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3757 2001 Kanji
7d6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
6211.3 Four corner code
1-36-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8df3 Unicode hex code