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働 means 'work'

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Note: this kanji is a 'kokuji' (created in Japan)
Strokes : 13    Frequency: 491   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-12    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 26    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 25 words   Used in 194 words   Used in 66 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ドウ
Kun
   はたら to work
⿰   () man   move  
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 work   work  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 働 is used 5 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 働 is used 193 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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ドウ : 149 words FIND ALL
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1. manual labor; manual labour; toil; work
2. Labour Party  (see also: 労働党; abbreviation)
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はたら : 35 words FIND ALL
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to work; to labor; to labour
2. to function; to operate; to be effective; to work (i.e. ... works); to come into play
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はたら (read as ばたら) : 9 words FIND ALL
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(husband and wife) both working; dual income  (see also: 共稼ぎ)
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Henshall: 585 (originally: 558)  Joy o' Kanji : 558  Key to Kanji: 812 

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ドウ   はたら to work   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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