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作 means 'make'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 67   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-3    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).
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サク : 345 words FIND ALL
0
noun
work (e.g. book, film, composition, etc.); opus; performance; production
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サ : 265 words FIND ALL
1
work; operation; manufacturing; fatigue duty
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サク (read as さっ) : 23 words FIND ALL
0
noun
author; writer; novelist; artist
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つく : 54 words FIND ALL
2
'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
2
handmade; homegrown; hand-crafted; homemade
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つく (read as つくり) : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: ミツクリザメ
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
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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   
stick   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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