12 strokes (also 11)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
carry, luck, destiny, fate, lot, transport, progress, advance
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
255 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 運 【ウン】 fortune, luck, chance
  • 運営 【ウンエイ】 management, administration, operation
  • 機運 【キウン】 opportunity, chance, good time (to do), trend, tendency, momentum
  • 命運 【メイウン】 fate, destiny

Kun reading compounds

  • 運ぶ 【はこぶ】 to carry, to transport, to move, to convey, to come, to go, to use (a brush, chopsticks, etc.), to move, to carry out, to proceed with, to arrange, to go (well, etc.), to proceed, to progress


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • suerte
  • destino
  • transportar


  • carregar
  • sorte
  • destino
  • objetivo
  • transportar
  • progresso
  • avanço


  • porter
  • chance
  • destin
  • destinée
  • sort
  • progrès
157 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
251 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
231 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
179 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4725 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
373 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
263 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1808 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.7 Japanese for Busy People
439 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
445 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
304 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
704 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3894 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2006 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2707 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
309 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38998P Morohashi
3140 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6092 New Nelson (John Haig)
303 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
325 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
157 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
389 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3655 2001 Kanji
2q9.10 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-9 SKIP code
3730.4 Four corner code
1-17-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
904b Unicode hex code