9 strokes (also 8)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
astray, be perplexed, in doubt, lost, err, illusion
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
942 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 迷惑 【メイワク】 trouble, bother, annoyance, nuisance, inconvenience, to be troubled (by), to be bothered (by), to be inconvenienced (by)
  • 迷信 【メイシン】 superstition, superstitious belief
  • 混迷 【コンメイ】 turmoil, chaos, confusion
  • 愛迷 【アイメイ】 straying from love, falling out of love, lost love

Kun reading compounds

  • 迷う 【まよう】 to lose one's way, to get lost, to waver, to hesitate, to be of two minds over, to be puzzled, to be perplexed, to give into temptation, to lose control of oneself, to be charmed, to be infatuated, to be captivated, to be smitten, to turn in one's grave


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • extraviarse
  • estar perdido
  • perderse


  • desviado
  • estar perplexo
  • em dúvida
  • perdido
  • errar
  • ilusão


  • s'égarer
  • être perplexe
  • hésiter
  • perdu
  • se tromper
  • illusion
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781 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
952 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
967 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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1070 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
690 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3836 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1967 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2663 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
933 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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3092 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6037 New Nelson (John Haig)
924 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
992 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
706 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1064 2001 Kanji
2q6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-6 SKIP code
3930.9 Four corner code
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