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作 means 'make'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 67   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 7    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 170 words   Used in 741 words   Used in 1598 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サク   サ
Kun
   つく to make
Kun    つく   -づく
Name    くり   さか   さっ   づくり   とも   なお   はぎ   まさか
⿰   () man   although  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 作 is used 42 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 作 is used 726 times, read 3 ways (with 5 variations).
サク : 345 words FIND ALL
noun
work (e.g. book, film, composition, etc.); opus; performance; production
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サ : 265 words FIND ALL
work; operation; manufacturing; fatigue duty
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サク (read as さっ) : 23 words FIND ALL
noun
author; writer; novelist; artist
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つく : 54 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to make; to produce; to manufacture; to build; to construct  (造る usu. for large-scale building, manufacturing, etc. 創る usu. for creating)
2. to prepare (food); to brew (alcohol)
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つく (read as づく) : 36 words FIND ALL
handmade; homegrown; hand-crafted; homemade
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つく (read as つくり) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)  (often written with kana only)
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づくる: 1 word. FIND ALL
becoming haggard
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はぎ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
1. fletcher; arrow maker
2. fletching; arrow-making
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Henshall: 141 (originally: 127)  Joy o' Kanji : 127  Key to Kanji: 383 

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サク   サ   つく to make   
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ながらも although   -なが while   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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