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争 means 'contend'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 359   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-9    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 22    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 27 words   Used in 293 words   Used in 12 names   Component in 8 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ソウ
Kun
   あらそ to contend, to compete, to contest; to argue, to dispute
Kun    いかでか
  
⿱   () corner   slashed yo  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 争 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 争 is used 288 times, read 3 ways.
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war
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あらそ : 45 words FIND ALL
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noun
dispute; strife; quarrel; dissension; conflict; rivalry; contest
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いかでか : 1 word FIND ALL
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Henshall: 558 (originally: 529)  Joy o' Kanji : 529  Key to Kanji: 659 

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ソウ   あらそ to contend, to compete, to contest; to argue, to dispute   
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slashed yo
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yo; yell
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