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中 means 'middle'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 8   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 3   Begins 605 words   Used in 1234 words   Used in 9921 names   Component in 530 kanji (34 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   チュウ   ジュウ
Kun
   なか middle
Kun    うち   あた
Name    あたる   かなえ
⿻   mouth   stick  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 中 is used 87 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 中 is used 1195 times, read 5 ways.
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チュウ : 1018 words FIND ALL
3 4
noun
junior high school student; middle school pupil
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ジュウ : 31 words FIND ALL
1
noun
1. whole year; all year round; throughout the year
2. always; all the time  (this meaning is restricted to reading ねんじゅう, ねんぢゅう)
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なか : 133 words FIND ALL
1
noun
1. inside; in
2. among; within
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うち : 5 words FIND ALL
expression, noun
one's mind
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あた : 8 words FIND ALL
3 0
noun
food poisoning
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An additional 1 less common words include 中 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 26 (originally: 55)  Joy o' Kanji : 55  Key to Kanji: 734 

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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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