12 strokes (also 11)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
941 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遊園地 【ユウエンチ】 amusement park
  • 遊泳 【ユウエイ】 swimming, bathing, getting on in the world
  • 浮遊 【フユウ】 floating, drifting, suspension, wandering (about)
  • 外遊 【ガイユウ】 foreign travel
  • 遊園地 【ユウエンチ】 amusement park
  • 遊泳 【ユウエイ】 swimming, bathing, getting on in the world

Kun reading compounds

  • 遊ぶ 【あそぶ】 to play (games, sports), to enjoy oneself, to have a good time, to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.), to be idle, to do nothing, to be unused, to meet up (with friends), to hang out, to give oneself up (to gambling, drinking, etc.), to go to (for pleasure or for study), to tease (someone), to play (with), to intentionally throw a ball to lower the batter's concentration
  • 遊糸 【ゆうし】 gossamer, heat haze, shimmer of hot air
  • 遊ばす 【あそばす】 to let (someone) play, to keep (someone) amused, to entertain, to leave idle, to not make use of, to let go to waste, to do, to do


Japanese names:
あす、 う
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • jugar
  • viajar
  • moverse libremente


  • Jogo
  • jogar


  • jouer
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