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Components

二 means 'two'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 7    Frequency: 20   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 5   Begins 558 words   Used in 735 words   Used in 5074 names   Component in 619 kanji (107 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ニ
Kun
   ふた   ふた two
On   
Kun    ふたたび
Name    おと   つぐ   つぎ   にい   は   ふ   ふたつ   ふだ   わ
  
Learn about this 'radical of convenience,' one that creates a category for misfits such as (19: five) and (1470: well; town), simply on the basis of their having parallel lines.
⿱   one   one  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 二 is used 23 times, read 2 ways. 3 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 二 is used 697 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations). 4 words use a non-standard reading.
ニ : 605 words FIND ALL
numeric
two  (ふ and ふう used mainly when counting aloud. 弐, 貳 and 貮 are used in legal documents.)
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5
1
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ジ : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
second son
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4
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ふた : 75 words FIND ALL
numeric
two
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5
1
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ふた (read as ぶた) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
habutai; habutae; fine Japanese silk
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ふた (read as ぷた) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
in two equal parts
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1
6
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ふた (read as ふたつ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
immediate reply; quick answer; ready agreement
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9
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Part of a non-standard reading: 4 words. FIND ALL
noun
two persons; two people; pair; couple
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5
1
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Henshall: 2 (originally: 61)  Joy o' Kanji : 61  Key to Kanji: 832 

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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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