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代 means 'replace'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 42   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-2    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 6    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 202 words   Used in 762 words   Used in 4275 names   Component in 9 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   タイ   ダイ
Kun
   える to replace, to exchange   わる to be exchanged    the world   しろ substitute
Kun    かわ   かわり   -がわ   -がわり
Name   
⿰   () man   shoot  
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 fell (an enemy)  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 代 is used 40 times, read 5 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 代 is used 747 times, read 7 ways (with 2 variations).
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ダイ : 622 words FIND ALL
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), noun
1. period; epoch; era; age
2. the times; those days
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タイ : 43 words FIND ALL
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alternation; change; relief; relay; shift; substitution (sports, etc.); taking turns
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しろ : 28 words FIND ALL
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noun
rice nursery; bed for rice seedlings
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よ : 16 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 代代
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
for generations; hereditary; generation after generation
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える : 24 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 代り
1. substitute; replacement; substituting; replacing
2. stand-in; proxy; alternate; deputy; relief; successor
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える (read as が) : 4 words FIND ALL
suffix
substitute for ...
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わる (read as かわ) : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
substitution; replacement; shifting; change
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-がわ (read as がわ) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
(one acting as a) foster parent
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しろ (read as じろ) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
wickerwork
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An additional 14 less common words include 代 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 358 (originally: 338)  Joy o' Kanji : 338  Key to Kanji: 703 

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タイ   ダイ   かえる to replace, to exchange   かわる to be exchanged   よ the world   しろ substitute   
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shoot
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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