14 strokes (also 13)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
suitable, occasional, rare, qualified, capable
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
670 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 適格 【テキカク】 eligible, qualified, competent
  • 適応 【テキオウ】 adaptation, accommodation, conformity
  • 不適 【フテキ】 inadequacy, inappropriateness, unfitness, impropriety
  • 悠々自適 【ユウユウジテキ】 living a life of leisure with dignity, living quietly and comfortably free from worldly cares, otium cum dignitate

Kun reading compounds

  • 叶う 【かなう】 to come true (of a wish, prayer, etc.), to be realized, to be fulfilled, to suit (e.g. a purpose), to meet (wishes, ideals, etc.), to conform to (standards, rules, etc.), to be consistent with, to match (implies competition), to rival, to bear (e.g. the heat)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4, kuo4
jeog, cheog


  • adecuado
  • apropiado
  • adaptarse


  • raro
  • ocasional
  • conveniente
  • qualificado
  • capaz


  • approprié
  • occasionnel
  • rare
  • qualifié
  • capable
679 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
778 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
755 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
663 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4738 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
453 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
966 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2240 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
415 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
657 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
718 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3918 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2020 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2726 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
448 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39076P Morohashi
3160 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6107 New Nelson (John Haig)
441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
473 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
799 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
449 2001 Kanji
2q11.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-11 SKIP code
3-2-11 SKIP code
3030.2 Four corner code
1-37-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9069 Unicode hex code