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X2FA1 is Unicode character number 12193, RADICAL WALK, Radical 162, KanjiRadical.
uses 3 bytes: %e2%be%a1 ; 226 190 161 in the decimal representation.


can be pronounced Shinnyou, しんにょう and may refer to advance, move ahead [1].

X2FA1 is easy to confuse with character X8FB5 [2] (LIBERAL WALK), that has similar pic, similar pronunciation and similar meaning.
Both X2FA1 and X8FB5 are qualified as Radical 162 [3], related to the radical walk (that seems to be analogy of the RADICAL WALK) and characters , and , that appear as "transforms" (id est, synonyms) of Radical 162.

or WalkU: Car advances through water



There are 5 Unicode characters, that are synonyms of X2FA1 and X8FB5 :

Boston-belle isle marsh.jpg
WalkOne356 1000.jpg

X2ECC [4], KanjiRadical, Walk0, SIMPLIFIED WALK

X2ECD [5], KanjiRadical, Walk1, WALK ONE

X2ECE [6], KanjiRadical, Walk2, WALK TWO

X8FB6 [7], KanjiLiberal, Walk3

XFA66 [8], KanjiConfudal, Walk4

Set of the five Unicode characters above is denoted with term WalkU.
Word WalkU by itself also can be treated as synonym of X2FA1 and X8FB5 .


Comparison of similar characters X2FA1 , X8FB5 is shown below.

⾡,辵 This way they look at your computer

WalkM.png this way they look with the Macintosh default font and at Linux default font. This is not so usual case, when similar characters look the same both at Linux and at Macintosh. More often is situation, when default view of similar characters depends on the operational system.

Pic of character X2FA1 (and that of X8FB5 ) looks as combination of pictures of the following characters:
X2F3A or X5F61 at the top
X2523 (or X251C , dependently on the default font of the operational system) at the center
X2ECC or X2ECD or X2ECE or X8FB6 or XFA66 at the bottom and left.
In such a way, pic of can be constructed from three other kanjis by at least 10 different ways.


In century 21, the computer support of characters of Japanese is underdeveloped.
Up to year 2021, there is no united standard for the default font, that would allow each character to look the same at various computers, but different from other characters.
Apparently, the opposite cases take place: the character looks different with the default font of different operational systems, but similar to other characters at the same computer. This causes confuses.

In particular, this refers to character X2FA1 .

Characters X2FA1 , X8FB5 cause confusion. Evan a native Japanese speaker, watching , , is unlikely to answer:
Which of them is X2FA1?
Which of them is X8FB5?

Characre is qualified as Chinese[9] and as Japanese [10]; it could specify citizenship of a walker (Chinese or Japanese), or the country (China or Japan) where the walk is performed. However, these characters look similar; looking at such a character, it is difficult to guess, is it Chinese or Japanese kanji.

Characters and can be distinguished with PHP program du1.t, using command

php du1.t ⾡辵

but this identification allows down the reading.

Neither nor is allowed in Tarja.


Due to the confusion with graphic presentation of characters X2FA1 and X8FB5 , none of these kanjis is allowed in Tarja. Character X2FA1 can be translated into Tarja in the following ways:

Shinnyou or しんにょう, to refer to street, movement, or advance.

Shinnyuu or しんじゅう, naka, なか, kimasu, きます, to refers to entry, penetration, coming in.

WalkU, if any of the above

Chyakubu or ちゃくぶ [11] (to indicate the graphical aspect of picture of this term)

SIMPLIFIED WALK to indicate the easy movement

WALK ONE or WALK TWO to indicate number of advancing persons

X2FA1, or RADICAL WALK to distinguish it from character X8FB5 .

As usually, there is ambiguity, many options at the translation of word from one language to another. Similar ambiguity appears at the inverse translation, see Tarja-Japanese. But within Tarja, there is no ambiguity; all elements of Tarja are visually distinguishable, identifiable from their pics.


This article is based on the descriptions of character X2FA1 in dictionaries and other sites (rather than on the appearance in the literature or in the causal talking). On the base of the descriptions, the relative images had been searched. Some of them are collected below.

Boston-belle isle marsh.jpg Snapwire-vw-fit-walking.JPG Walk602.jpg Photo-1623085094152-489328c6e9ca.jpeg WalkOne259185.jpg UnderRain16899529.jpg Mother-1077334 960 720.jpg Old-friends-555527 960 720.jpg Children-run-running-girls-preview.jpg TresMujeresCaminando.jpeg FourPeopleWalking.jpeg Photo-1597120590849-a1d5a743d155.jpeg DLYW-Become-a-member-2-735.jpg 2021.07.21.ChinaRain.jpg


  1. .. to advance, move ahead しんにょう ..
  2. 8FB5 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8FB5 Han Script id: restricted confuse: ..
  3. Radical 162 or radical walk (辵部) meaning "walk" is one of the 20 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals in total) composed of 7 strokes. When used as a component, this radical character transforms into , , or (See #Variant forms).
    In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 381 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.
    辶 (3 strokes), the component form of 辵, is also the 49th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China, with 辵 listed as its associated indexing component.
  4. 2ECC CJK RADICAL SIMPLIFIED WALK Han Script id: allowed confuse: , , ..
  5. 2ECD CJK RADICAL WALK ONE Han Script id: allowed confuse: , , ..
  6. 2ECE CJK RADICAL WALK TWO Han Script id: allowed confuse: none ..
  7. 8FB6 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8FB6 Han Script id: restricted confuse: , , ..
  8. FA66 CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-FA66 Han Script id: allowed confuse: , , ..
  9.⾡ means 'move' and is a Chinese variant of ..
  10.辵 means 'move' 辵 Animation / stroke order not available. CHALLENGE DRAW Strokes : 7 Radical number: 162 Usefulness: 8 Intermediate lesson: - Beginner lesson: - Begins 0 words Used in 1 word Not used as a component Hyōgaiji (表外字) Additional readings On チャク
  11.辵部 辵部ちゃくぶ)は、漢字を部首により分類したグループの一つ。 康熙字典214部首では162番目に置かれる(7画の16番目、酉集の16番目)。日本での通称はしんにょう、しんにゅう。