14 strokes (also 13)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
encounter, meet, party, association, interview, join
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1554 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遭難 【ソウナン】 (meeting with) disaster, (having an) accident, mishap, shipwreck, distress
  • 遭遇 【ソウグウ】 encounter, running into, meeting with (e.g. an accident), being confronted with (e.g. a difficulty)

Kun reading compounds

  • 会う 【あう】 to meet, to encounter, to see, to have an accident, to have a bad experience
  • 会わせる 【あわせる】 to make (someone) to meet, to let (someone) meet, to expose to, to subject to


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • encontrarse con
  • reunirse
  • toparse


  • encontro
  • reunião
  • festa
  • associação
  • entrevista
  • unir


  • rencontre
  • mauvaise rencontre
  • parti
  • association
  • entrevue
  • joindre
1526 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1173 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4736 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1376 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1817 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1643 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1756 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1750 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
717 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3917 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2019 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2725 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1182 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39082P Morohashi
3159 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6105 New Nelson (John Haig)
1174 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1258 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1733 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1978 2001 Kanji
2q11.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-11 SKIP code
3530.6 Four corner code
1-33-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
906d Unicode hex code