7 strokes (also 6)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
welcome, meet, greet
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
625 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 迎賓館 【ゲイヒンカン】 reception hall (esp. for visiting state dignitaries), guest house, State Guest House (esp. Akasaka palace, also guest house in Kyoto)
  • 迎撃 【ゲイゲキ】 intercept, interception, counter-attack
  • 奉迎 【ホウゲイ】 welcome
  • 盛んな歓迎 【サカンナカンゲイ】 cordial reception

Kun reading compounds

  • 迎える 【むかえる】 to go out to meet, to receive, to welcome, to greet, to salute, to hail, to call for, to summon, to invite, to accept (e.g. as a member of a group or family), to take (e.g. a wife), to reach (a certain time, a point in one's life, etc.), to enter (a new phase, new era, etc.), to approach (e.g. death)


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • bienvenida
  • recibir
  • ir a recibir


  • receber bem
  • reunião
  • saudar


  • accueil
  • rencontrer
  • saluer
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