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中 means 'middle'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 8   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 3   Begins 598 words   Used in 1229 words   Used in 9921 names   Component in 113 kanji (33 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   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 88 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 中 is used 1194 times, read 5 ways.
チュウ : 1018 words FIND ALL
noun
middle school; junior high school  (see also: 中学校; abbreviation)
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ジュウ : 30 words FIND ALL
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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3
2
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なか : 133 words FIND ALL
noun
back (of body)
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4
2
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うち : 5 words FIND ALL
1. inside; within
2. while  (see also: ないうちに; also 裡; often written with kana only)
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3
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あた : 8 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be hit; to strike  (opposite: 外す)
2. to touch; to be in contact; to be affixed
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2
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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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stick   
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