10 strokes (also 9)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
transparent, permeate, filter, penetrate
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1035 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 透明 【トウメイ】 transparent, clear
  • 透析 【トウセキ】 dialysis
  • 失透 【シットウ】 devitrification
  • 市場浸透 【シジョウシントウ】 market penetration

Kun reading compounds

  • 透く 【すく】 to be transparent, to leave a gap
  • 透かす 【すかす】 to look through, to hold up to the light, to make an opening, to leave space, to space (lines), to prune (trees), to fart without making a sound
  • 透ける 【すける】 to be transparent, to show through
  • 透水 【とうすい】 permeation (e.g. of water), percolation, seepage
  • 透水性 【とうすいせい】 permeability


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • permear
  • penetrar
  • filtrar


  • transparente
  • permeear
  • filtrar
  • penetrar


  • transparent
  • s'infiltrer
  • pénétrer
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1592 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4699 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1152 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1807 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1685 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1800 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1746 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
698 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3854 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1981 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2677 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
924 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38876P Morohashi
3108 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6059 New Nelson (John Haig)
915 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
981 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1399 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2245 2001 Kanji
2q7.10 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
3-3-8 SKIP code
3230.2 Four corner code
1-38-09 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
900f Unicode hex code