傘 means 'umbrella'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1658   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-28    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 14 words   Used in 47 words   Used in 27 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   かさ umbrella
伞 (Chinese)     
𠈌 (concern) actually exists as a rare kanji
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 傘 - click the badge to download
Find out how paper umbrellas are made and why they're rare. Discover why one type of Western umbrella (which is named after a blind animal!) was banned in the Osaka area. Also see why one kind of umbrella has (snake) in its name. Learn to say "overprotected," "subsidiary," and "mushroom cap" with 傘, and read about the role of umbrellas in kabuki dances and in young love.
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Making the Rounds
傘 浜 鎌 梨
All four kanji symbolize curving objects that have inspired fascinating creative leaps. Umbrella designs made people connect 傘 with domes, mushroom caps, snake eyes, and swords. Land and sea meet in a curvy line, so 浜 helps represent "wavy design" in everything from raked gravel to furniture to dog dishes. As "sickle," 鎌 drives words for crescent-shaped things (e.g., hamachi kama, curving ridges, a dolphin fin, and a dental tool). And the pear influences terms for pear-shaped islands and certain rounded body parts.
⿱  𠆢 () man  ⿻   ten  ⿰  ⿱   person   person  ⿱   person   person  
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 graduate; soldier  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 傘 is used 3 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 傘 is used 41 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
サン : 11 words FIND ALL
affiliated with; under jurisdiction of; under the umbrella
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かさ : 11 words FIND ALL
Most common form: かさ
umbrella; parasol
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かさ (read as がさ) : 19 words FIND ALL
sunshade; parasol
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An additional 卒 less common words include 傘 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1310  Joy o' Kanji : 1310  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

サン   かさ umbrella   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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