丘 means 'hill'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 1399   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-20    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 6 words   Used in 38 words   Used in 1721 names   Component in 17 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   おか hill
Name    たかし
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Learn to say, “The hills were covered with snow” and “He sledded down the hill.” See how 丘 differs from three other hill kanji. Find out about the Hill of Promises and Hill of Freedom. Discover the risk of sitting on a pipe as an unestablished couple. Take a crash course in volcanology. Investigate terms for round body parts. And see why noblewomen hired nuns to take the blame for farts!
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Ups and Downs
凹 丘 凸 岡
This essay collection about hilly topography focuses in part on the physical world: bumpy surfaces, volcanic cones, lens curvature, embossed paper, and especially flat abs! But such topics are also rich in figurative possibilities. One essay first examines objects that stand apart from the rest, then demonstrates how being separated from the main action affords a clear vantage point. That essay also touches on unrequited love. Another illuminates how it feels to be overwhelmed and slightly depressed. A third addresses the ups and downs of life. Uneven ground proves to be fertile!
⿱   axe   one  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 丘 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 丘 is used 28 times, read 2 ways.
キュウ : 24 words FIND ALL
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おか : 4 words FIND ALL
1. hill; height; knoll; rising ground  (this meaning is restricted to form 丘, 岡, 壟)
2. bonus points awarded to the winner at the end of a game  (mahjong term; often written with kana only; this meaning is restricted to form 丘, 陸符)
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An additional 5 less common words include 丘 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1149  Joy o' Kanji : 1149  Key to Kanji: 181 

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キュウ   おか hill   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
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