事 means 'thing'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 22   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-2    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 254 words   Used in 1188 words   Used in 209 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ジ   ズ
   こと thing; matter
Kun    つか   つかえる
We don't include a mnemonic for 事 because it is so common, and dividing it into components would require knowing four ( (hook) (one) (mouth) (yo; yell)) just to learn this one kanji.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 事 is used 72 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 事 is used 1158 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
ジ : 881 words FIND ALL
fire; conflagration
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ズ : 1 word FIND ALL
dilettante; person of fantastic taste
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こと : 132 words FIND ALL
0 4
Most common form: 事がら
matter; thing; affair; circumstance
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こと (read as ごと) : 143 words FIND ALL
1. work; job; business; occupation; employment; vocation; task
2. work  (physics terminology)
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つか : 1 word FIND ALL
3 0
Most common form: 仕える
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to serve; to work for; to attend
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An additional 34 less common words include 事 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 309 (originally: 293)  Joy o' Kanji : 293  Key to Kanji: 437 

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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
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