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下 means 'below'

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Strokes : 3    Frequency: 44   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 7   Begins 451 words   Used in 1044 words   Used in 9431 names   Component in 11 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カ   ゲ
Kun
   した below, under   しも bottom part   もと under (influence)   げる to lower, to reduce   がる to be lowered   くだ to descend   くだ to judge   くださる to give   ろす to drop off (passenger)   りる to get off (train)
Kun    くだ   -くだ
Name    さか   しと
  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 下 is used 85 times, read 8 ways. 2 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 下 is used 985 times, read 8 ways (with 2 variations). 3 words use a non-standard reading.
カ : 391 words FIND ALL
noun
1. not exceeding; and downward; ... and below
2. below (e.g. standard); under (e.g. a level)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
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ゲ : 141 words FIND ALL
noun
1. top and bottom; high and low; above and below; upper and lower ends; up and down
2. going up and down; rising and falling; fluctuating
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カ (read as が) : 1 word FIND ALL
cargo unloading  (military)
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した : 186 words FIND ALL
noun
underwear
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しも : 35 words FIND ALL
noun
1. lower reaches (of a river)  (opposite: )
2. bottom; lower part
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4
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もと : 13 words FIND ALL
under (esp. influence or guidance)  (sometimes written 元)
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げる : 88 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to come down; to go down; to fall; to drop; to sink; to get lower  (opposite: 上がる)
2. to hang; to dangle
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ろす : 63 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to take down (e.g. flag); to launch (e.g. boat); to drop; to lower (e.g. ladder); to let (a person) off; to unload; to discharge
2. to drop off (a passenger from a vehicle); to let (a person) off  (see also: 乗客を降ろす)
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3
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くだ : 62 words FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
1. down-train (going away from Tokyo)
2. down-slope; downward going
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くだ (read as くだり) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
letter of divorce
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Part of a non-standard reading: 3 words. FIND ALL
1. unskillful; poor; awkward  (opposite: 上手)
2. imprudent; untactful
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Henshall: 24 (originally: 7)  Joy o' Kanji : Key to Kanji: 71 

Cascading kanji view

カ   ゲ   した below, under   しも bottom part   もと under (influence)   さげる to lower, to reduce   さがる to be lowered   くだ to descend   くだ to judge   くださる to give   おろす to drop off (passenger)   おりる to get off (train)   
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