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子 means 'child'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 39    Frequency: 9   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 7   Begins 168 words   Used in 2015 words   Used in 21855 names   Component in 39 kanji (19 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シ   ス
Kun
   child
On   
Kun   
Name    い   き   ぎ   く   け   ねっ
  
means 'mosquito larva', but when used as a component we refer to it as 'child'
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 子 is used 55 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 3 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 子 is used 1786 times, read 5 ways (with 4 variations). 3 words use a non-standard reading.
シ : 1166 words FIND ALL
noun
youth; young man
3
1
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ス : 66 words FIND ALL
noun
1. state; state of affairs; situation; circumstances
2. appearance; look; aspect
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3
2
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シ (read as じ) : 41 words FIND ALL
noun
1. prince
2. subordinate Kumano shrine
3
3
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ス (read as ず) : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
yuzu (Citrus ichangensis x C. reticulata)  (often written with kana only)
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5
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ツ : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
type of lacquerware plate
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こ : 369 words FIND ALL
expression, noun
boy; male child; baby boy
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5
1
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ね : 14 words FIND ALL
noun
1. feather; plume; wing  (翅 esp. refers to insect wings)
2. blade (fan, propeller, etc.)
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3
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こ (read as ご) : 118 words FIND ALL
noun
1. sand; grit
2. gold dust; silver dust
this meaning is restricted to reading すなご
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2
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け: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
brush; commutator brush
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Part of a non-standard reading: 3 words. FIND ALL
noun
1. son
2. penis  (vulgar expression or word)
this meaning is restricted to reading むすこ
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4
1
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Henshall: 40 (originally: 25)  Joy o' Kanji : 25  Key to Kanji: 413 

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シ   ス   こ child   
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