15 strokes
foot 足 (⻊)
step, trample, carry through, appraise, evade payment
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
723 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 踏破 【トウハ】 travelling (the full distance) on foot, travelling (all the way) across, travelling through, hiking across, traversing, travelling all over (e.g. a country), visiting all the major locations (of a region, etc.)
  • 踏襲 【トウシュウ】 following (a precedent, former policy, etc.), continuing with, sticking to, observing
  • 前人未到 【ゼンジンミトウ】 untrodden (region, field of study, etc.), unprecedented (discovery, achievement, etc.)
  • 高踏 【コウトウ】 highbrow, aloof, transcendent

Kun reading compounds

  • 踏む 【ふむ】 to step on, to tread on, to trample on, to set foot on (e.g. foreign soil), to stand on, to visit, to experience, to undergo, to follow (rules, principles, etc.), to go through (e.g. formalities), to complete, to estimate, to guess, to judge, to value, to appraise, to rhyme, to succeed to (e.g. the throne)
  • 踏まえる 【ふまえる】 to be based on, to take into account, to build upon, to have origin in, to have one's feet firmly planted on, to plant oneself on


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ta4, ta1


  • pisar
  • pisotear


  • passo
  • atropelar
  • persistir
  • avalia
  • escapar de pagamento


  • marcher
  • monter sur
  • piétiner
  • évaluer
  • basé sur
  • réaliser
  • éviter de payer
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1-7-8 SKIP code
6216.3 Four corner code
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