但 means 'however'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 2020   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-38    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 6 words   Used in 6 words   Used in 47 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ただ however
On    タン
Name    たじ
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With 但 you can control others! When it means "provided that you do what I say," 但 enables you to lay down rules for other people's behavior! You can also use it to hedge your bets and cite exceptions to rules, saying things like "Free shipping! Remote islands excluded." Side discussions cover ways of interpreting and representing ただ, as well as the grammar of "if-then" statements.
⿰   () man   dawn  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 但 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 但 is used 6 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
タン : 1 word FIND ALL
Bantan Line (railway in Hyogo Prefecture)
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ただ : 4 words FIND ALL
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たじ: 1 word. FIND ALL
Tajima cow (breed of black Wagyu cattle); Tajima cattle
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An additional たじ less common words include 但 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1559  Joy o' Kanji : 1559  Key to Kanji:

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ただ however   
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タン   ダン    dawn   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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