9 strokes (also 8)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
chase, drive away, follow, pursue, meanwhile
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
411 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 追求 【ツイキュウ】 pursuit (of a goal, ideal, etc.), search, chase, seeking after
  • 追加 【ツイカ】 addition, supplement, appending, appendix
  • 訴追 【ソツイ】 prosecution, indictment, impeachment
  • 猛追 【モウツイ】 hot pursuit, hot chase

Kun reading compounds

  • 追う 【おう】 to chase, to run after, to pursue, to follow after, to follow (a set order, a trend, etc.), to drive out, to get rid of, to oust, to expel, to drive (e.g. a herd), to be pressed (e.g. for time)
  • 追手門学院大学 【おうてもんがくいんだいがく】 Otemon Gakuin University


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chu, toe


  • perseguir
  • ahuyentar
  • expulsar
  • desterrar
  • despedir


  • caçar
  • afastar
  • seguir
  • perseguir
  • umquanto isso


  • pourchasser
  • chasser
  • suivre
  • poursuivre
  • pendant ce temps (à suivre)
280 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
370 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
350 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
398 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4686 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
746 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
953 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
993 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1174 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1232 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
966 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
688 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3840 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1971 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2667 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1276 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38836P Morohashi
3096 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6042 New Nelson (John Haig)
1268 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1359 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
339 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
877 2001 Kanji
2q6.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-6 SKIP code
3730.7 Four corner code
1-36-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ffd Unicode hex code