12 strokes (also 11)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
everywhere, times, widely, generally
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1845 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遍 【ヘン】 number of times
  • 遍歴 【ヘンレキ】 travels, pilgrimage, itinerancy, (accumulated) experiences, (personal) history
  • 普遍 【フヘン】 universal, general, ubiquitous, omnipresent

Kun reading compounds

  • 普く 【あまねく】 widely, extensively, far and wide, everywhere, all around, generally, universally


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bian4, pian4


  • amplio
  • general
  • universal
  • contador de vueltas/veces


  • em toda parte
  • tempos
  • amplamente


  • partout
  • -fois
  • largement
  • généralement
1783 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1861 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4718 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1279 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1815 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1805 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1160 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1215 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1177 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
711 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3890 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2002 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2703 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1841 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39001P Morohashi
3136 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6086 New Nelson (John Haig)
1824 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1965 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1595 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3053 2001 Kanji
2q9.16 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-9 SKIP code
3330.2 Four corner code
1-42-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
904d Unicode hex code