水 means 'water'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 85    Frequency: 146   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 3    Beginner lesson: 13   Begins 557 words   Used in 1238 words   Used in 5173 names   Component in 37 kanji (20 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   みず water
Name    うず   ずみ   つ   ど   み   みさ   みつ   みな   みん
In mnemonics, we use 'splash' when looks like with no down the middle, e.g. as in
We can't live without water, and neither can many kanji, including (378: to freeze), (244: lively), and (1545: tranquil).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 水 is used 63 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 水 is used 1160 times, read 2 ways (with 4 variations).
スイ : 854 words FIND ALL
water service; water supply
スイ (read as ずい) : 14 words FIND ALL
みず : 280 words FIND ALL
1. water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water)  (see also: ; み is generally used in compounds)
2. fluid (esp. in an animal tissue); liquid
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 3 meanings)
うず: 1 word. FIND ALL
water-filled bamboo tube in Japanese garden which clacks against a stone when emptied
み: 7 words. FIND ALL
waterfall  (see also: ; archaic)
みな: 4 words. FIND ALL
headwaters; source
Henshall: 16 (originally: 40)  Joy o' Kanji : 40  Key to Kanji: 585 

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スイ   みず water   
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