事 means 'thing'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 22   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 240 words   Used in 1188 words   Used in 209 names   Not used as a component
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 () just to learn this one kanji.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 事 is used 55 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 事 is used 1157 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
ジ : 880 words FIND ALL
1. meal
2. to eat
ズ : 1 word FIND ALL
dilettante; person of fantastic taste
こと : 132 words FIND ALL
1. thing; matter  (often written with kana only)
2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, 6 meanings and 2 forms)
こと (read as ごと) : 143 words FIND ALL
1. work; job; business; occupation; employment; vocation; task
2. work  (physics terminology)
つか : 1 word FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to serve; to work for; to attend
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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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