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Components

便 means 'convenience' or 'tidings'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 907   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 53 words   Used in 243 words   Used in 52 names   Component in 4 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   ビン tidings   ベン convenience   たよ tidings, news
⿰   () man   again  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 便 is used 14 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 便 is used 228 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
ビン : 124 words FIND ALL
noun
1. mail service; postal service; mail; post
2. mail; postal matter; postal items  (see also: 郵便物; abbreviation)
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ベン : 92 words FIND ALL
convenient; handy; useful
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たよ : 8 words FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix), 'suru' verb
news; tidings; information; correspondence; letter  (pron. だより as a suffix)
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たよ (read as だよ) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
first letter (of the year, season, etc.); first correspondence
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たよ (read as たより) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
man in charge of delivering letters and packages during the Edo period
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Henshall: 610 (originally: 582)  Joy o' Kanji : 582  Key to Kanji: 950 

Cascading kanji view

便
convenience; tidings   ビン tidings   ベン convenience   たよ tidings, news   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
コウ   さら again   ふける grow late   ふかす stay up late   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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crossed swords
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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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