手 means 'hand'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 64    Frequency: 16   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 10   Begins 536 words   Used in 1420 words   Used in 1599 names   Component in 13 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Hands are involved in all aspects of life. So it is with many kanji. Find out how (458: to nominate) and (908: conjecture, infer, conclude) have unexpected connections to hands, as does the word (まっちゃ: powdered green tea).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 手 is used 79 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation). 2 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 手 is used 1325 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations). 3 words use a non-standard reading.
シュ : 285 words FIND ALL
player (in game); team member
ズ : 17 words FIND ALL
シュ (read as じゅ) : 3 words FIND ALL
tuning peg (of a shamisen, etc.)
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て : 941 words FIND ALL
1. hand; arm  (see also: お手; occ. pronounced た when a prefix)
2. forepaw; foreleg  (see also: お手; colloquialism)
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て (read as で) : 59 words FIND ALL
showy; loud; gay; flashy; gaudy
た- (read as た) : 17 words FIND ALL
bridle; reins
Part of a non-standard reading: 3 words. FIND ALL
1. skill; skillful; dexterity  (opposite: 下手)
2. flattery
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Henshall: 35 (originally: 32)  Joy o' Kanji : 32  Key to Kanji: 473 

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シュ   hand   て    た-    
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