14 strokes (also 13)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
intercept, interrupt, obstruct
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1865 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遮断機 【シャダンキ】 (railway) crossing gate, barrier (at a toll booth, parking lot, etc.)
  • 遮断器 【シャダンキ】 circuit breaker
  • 間遮 【アイシャ】 piece placed to block opponent's check, interposed piece

Kun reading compounds

  • 遮る 【さえぎる】 to interrupt, to obstruct (a view, someone's way, etc.), to block (light, wind, etc.), to intercept, to cut off


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhe1, zhe5


  • interceptar
  • interrumpir
  • obstruir


  • interceptar
  • interromper
  • obstruir


  • intercepter
  • interrompre
  • obstruer
1339 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1927 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4737 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1818 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1767 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1899 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1749 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
716 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3916 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2018 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2724 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1200 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39086X Morohashi
3158 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6106 New Nelson (John Haig)
1192 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1276 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1732 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
540 2001 Kanji
2q11.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-11 SKIP code
3-3-10 SKIP code
3030.3 Four corner code
1-28-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
906e Unicode hex code