Kanji Card – 追


8FFD - 追

Meaning to chase
Onyomi TSUI
Kunyomi o(u)
Strokes 9 (click on the pick to start the video)


Kanji Furigana Romaji Meaning JLPT
追う おう ou to chase, pursue, follow 3
追加 ついか tsuika addition, supplement


Radical Radical name Meaning


  1. Lindsey says:

    How would someone use this word? Just by itself as an う-verb, or in conjunction with する?

    • Nicolas says:

      This kanji is not used just by itself. As you pointed out it is used as a verb with う or it is used in combination with another kanji for a word like 追加 – tsuika – addition.
      Many kanji have a meaning but can not be used alone without any other characters in Japanese.

      • Lindsey says:

        I realize that. I apologize for not being clear. I’m not asking about the kanji, I’m asking about the word 追う. How is that word generally used? By itself, as an う-verb, or in conjunction with する, like 相談?

      • Nicolas says:

        Sorry for the late reply, I was very busy and wanted to take some time to write a proper reply. You can use 追う as a normal verb. It then looks like this:


        I will write soon write an article about it, when I start explaining verbs in the grammar section.

        I hope this answered your question.

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