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伏 means 'prostrate'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1032   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 31 words   Used in 89 words   Used in 464 names   Component in 6 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   to prostrate onself   せる lay (face) down
Name    ふし   ふせ
⿰   () man   dog  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 伏 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 伏 is used 88 times, read 3 ways (with 6 variations).
フク : 32 words FIND ALL
1. undulation
2. ups and downs; highs and lows
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フク (read as ぷく) : 9 words FIND ALL
1. concealment; hiding; ambush
2. incubation; latency; dormancy
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フク (read as ぶく) : 3 words FIND ALL
curse; exorcism
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フク (read as ふっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
isoclinic line
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: 26 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to lay something upside down; to turn something over; to lay something face down
2. to cover; to lay (pipes); to lay (an ambush); to hide; to conceal
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(read as ぶ) : 9 words FIND ALL
lying on one's face; upside-down; proning  (see also: 俯せる)
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せる (read as ふせ) : 3 words FIND ALL
going (e.g. of a flight of stairs); length
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(read as ぷ) : 1 word FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, intransitive verb
to fall prostrate
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ぶし: 4 words. FIND ALL
1. itinerant Buddhist monk
2. practitioner of Shugendō  (see also: 修験道)
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Henshall: 1763  Joy o' Kanji : 1763  Key to Kanji:

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フク   ふ to prostrate onself   ふせる lay (face) down   
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ケン   いぬ dog   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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