13 strokes (also 12)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
dispatch, despatch, send, give, donate, do, undertake
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
664 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遣唐使 【ケントウシ】 envoy to Tang China
  • 遣欧 【ケンオウ】 dispatching to Europe (e.g. an envoy), sending to Europe
  • 先遣 【センケン】 sending ahead
  • 差遣 【サケン】 dispatch, despatch, sending

Kun reading compounds

  • 使う 【つかう】 to use (a tool, method, etc.), to make use of, to put to use, to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.), to employ, to handle, to manage, to manipulate, to use (time, money, etc.), to spend, to consume, to use (language), to speak
  • 遣わす 【つかわす】 to send, to dispatch, to despatch, to bestow (favour, etc.), to grant (e.g. pardon)
  • 遣る 【やる】 to do, to undertake, to perform, to play (a game), to study, to send, to dispatch, to despatch, to put, to move, to turn (one's head, glance, etc.), to give (esp. to someone of equal or lower status), to let have, to present, to bestow, to confer, to make (a vehicle) go faster, to run (a business), to keep, to be engaged in, to practice (law, medicine, etc.), to practise, to have (food, drink, etc.), to eat, to drink, to smoke, to hold (a performance), to perform, to show, to ease (one's mind), to harm, to injure, to kill, to have sex, to fuck, to bang, to live, to get by, to get along, to do ... completely, to do ... broadly, to do ... to a great distance, to do ... for (someone of equal or lower status), to do ... to, to make active efforts to ...
  • やる気 【やるき】 will (to do something), drive, motivation, enthusiasm, eagerness


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • enviar
  • despachar
  • dar
  • donar
  • obsequiar


  • despacho
  • enviar
  • dar
  • doar
  • fazer
  • empreender


  • expédier
  • envoyer
  • donner
  • faire
  • entreprendre
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1180 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4732 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
895 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1816 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1173 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1231 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1214 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
715 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3908 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2015 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2717 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1789 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39052P Morohashi
3152 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6100 New Nelson (John Haig)
1773 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1910 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1677 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1677 2001 Kanji
2q10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-10 SKIP code
3530.7 Four corner code
1-24-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9063 Unicode hex code