11 strokes (also 10)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
deviate, idleness, leisure, miss the mark, evade, elude, parry, diverge
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1524 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 逸脱 【イツダツ】 deviation, departure, omission
  • 逸材 【イツザイ】 outstanding talent, person of exceptional talent, gifted person
  • 捕逸 【ホイツ】 passed ball
  • 秀逸 【シュウイツ】 excellent, superb, first-rate

Kun reading compounds

  • 逸れる 【それる】 to turn away, to bear off, to veer away, to swerve from, to miss (e.g. a target), to deviate (e.g. of a conversation), to digress, to go astray, to wander
  • 逸らす 【そらす】 to turn away (one's eyes, face, etc.), to avert, to divert (e.g. one's attention), to evade (e.g. a question), to change (e.g. the subject), to displease, to annoy, to offend, to upset, to miss (the target, ball, etc.)
  • 逸れる 【はぐれる】 to lose sight of (one's companions), to stray from, to miss (one's chance to ...)


Japanese names:
いっ、 はや、 へん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • desviar
  • eludir
  • dejar pasar
  • excepcional
  • excelente
  • desocupación
  • ociosidad


  • desviar-se
  • indolência
  • lazer
  • perder o ponto
  • escapar
  • evitar
  • desviar um golpe
  • divergir


  • dévier
  • oisiveté
  • loisirs
  • rater
  • s'évader
  • échapper à
  • s'écarter
  • parer
  • diverger
1010 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1581 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4708 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1723 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1812 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
734 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
747 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1748 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
700 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3872 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1990 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2688 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1992 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38951P Morohashi
3120 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6071 New Nelson (John Haig)
1973 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2127 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1490 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2557 2001 Kanji
2q8.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-8 SKIP code
3730.1 Four corner code
1-16-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9038 Unicode hex code