14 strokes
burdensome, pack horse, horse load, send by horse, trivial, worthless
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1500 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 駄 【ダ】 poor, low-grade, trivial, insignificant, worthless, load, pack, horse load, packhorse
  • 駄目 【ダメ】 no good, not serving its purpose, useless, broken, hopeless, wasted, in vain, purposeless, cannot, must not, not allowed, neutral point, intersection owned by neither player at the end of a game, no!, stop!
  • 雪駄 【セッタ】 leather-soled sandals (geta)
  • 足駄 【アシダ】 high clogs, rain clogs
  • 中下駄 【チュウゲタ】 medium height geta
  • 高下駄 【タカゲタ】 tall wooden clogs


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tuo2, duo4
tae, ta


  • caballo de carga
  • carga
  • aburrido


  • Incômodo
  • bando de cavalos
  • carga de cavalos
  • enviar a cavalo


  • fardeau
  • cheval de bât
  • charge de cheval
  • envoyé par cheval
1541 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1591 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5198 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1909 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1880 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2046 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1610 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1917 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2291 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1183 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1617 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2005 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44633 Morohashi
1821 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6734 New Nelson (John Haig)
1986 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2140 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1744 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3463 2001 Kanji
10a4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-4 SKIP code
7433.0 Four corner code
1-34-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
99c4 Unicode hex code