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京 means 'capital'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 201   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-5    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 51 words   Used in 122 words   Used in 1569 names   Component in 30 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   キョウ   ケイ
On    キン
Kun    みやこ capital, 10**16
Name    たか
  
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 京 - click the badge to download
Learn to associate the キョウ, ケイ, and キン readings of 京 with very different contexts. Find out which three cities this character can represent. See how 京 pairs with all cardinal directions—but how “western capital” and “southern capital” aren’t what you’d expect. (One has a relationship to miso, the other to peanuts!) And learn about the people of Tokyo and Kyoto through old proverbs.
⿳   lid   mouth   small  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 京 is used 7 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 京 is used 92 times, read 3 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
キョウ : 75 words FIND ALL
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proceeding to the capital (Tokyo)
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ケイ : 15 words FIND ALL
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noun
Tokyo and Yokohama
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みやこ : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
capital; metropolis
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
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noun
Beijing; Peking
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Henshall: 110 (originally: 99)  Joy o' Kanji : 99  Key to Kanji: 205 

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キョウ   ケイ    capital   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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lid
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