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乾 means 'dry up'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1355   JLPT: N2    Ring: 5    Set: 7    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 51    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 122 words   Used in 155 words   Used in 121 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カン
Kun
   かわ to dry up   かわかす to dry, desiccate 
On    ケン
Kun      ひ   いぬい
⿰  𠦝 ten times earlier   beg  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 乾 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 乾 is used 132 times, read 6 ways (with 3 variations).
カン : 92 words FIND ALL
dryness; aridity; insipidity; dehydration; desiccation
2
3
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ケン : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest)
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いぬい : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
northwest  (archaic)
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8
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かわ : 11 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
to get dry
4
5
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to air; to dry; to desiccate
2. to drain (off)
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4
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to dry up; to parch; to ebb away
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6
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(read as ぼ) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
dried daikon strips
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9
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かわ (read as がわ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
half-dried
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(read as び) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica)  (see also: 背美鯨; obscure term)
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カン   かわ to dry up   かわかす to dry, desiccate    
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to beg, request   
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オツ    #2, second, B; fish hook   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ten times earlier
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
ソウ   サッ   early; fast   はや early   はやまる be hasty   はやめる to expedite, to hasten   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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