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代 means 'replace'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 42   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 6    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 201 words   Used in 760 words   Used in 4275 names   Component in 3 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   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 28 times, read 5 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 代 is used 746 times, read 7 ways (with 2 variations).
ダイ : 621 words FIND ALL
noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), noun
1. period; epoch; era; age
2. the times; those days
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タイ : 43 words FIND ALL
alternation; change; relief; relay; shift; substitution (sports, etc.); taking turns
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3
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しろ : 28 words FIND ALL
noun
1. substitution
2. material
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1
5
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よ : 16 words FIND ALL
noun
world; society; age; generation
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3
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える : 24 words FIND ALL
1. substitute; replacement; alternative; substituting; replacing
2. stand-in; proxy; alternate; deputy; relief; successor
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2
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える (read as が) : 4 words FIND ALL
suffix
substitute for ...
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6
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わる (read as かわ) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
substitution; replacement; shifting; change
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7
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-がわ (read as がわ) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
(one acting as a) foster parent
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8
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しろ (read as じろ) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
wickerwork
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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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2
shoot
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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