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光 means 'light'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 280   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-6    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 20    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 149 words   Used in 449 words   Used in 3102 names   Component in 31 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コウ
Kun
   ひかり light, sunshine   ひか to shine, twinkle
Name    あき   あきら   こお   てる   ひこ   み   みつ
⿱   () small   one pair of legs  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 光 is used 11 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 光 is used 444 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations).
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コウ : 368 words FIND ALL
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sightseeing
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ひかり : 61 words FIND ALL
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noun
light
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ひか : 9 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to shine; to glitter; to be bright
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ひか (read as びか) : 3 words FIND ALL
3
bluish sheen; steel-blue sheen
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ひか (read as ぴか) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
1. scoring hand in hanafuda with one 20 point flower card and six 1 point flower cards  (see also: 花札)
2. something (or someone) that stands out above the rest
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ひかり (read as びかり) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
(flash of) lightning
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みつ: 1 word. FIND ALL
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noun
1. bamboo sword (resembling a katana, etc.); bamboo imitation sword
2. dull sword
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Henshall: 129 (originally: 116)  Joy o' Kanji : 116  Key to Kanji: 311 

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コウ   ひかり light, sunshine   ひか to shine, twinkle   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
one pair of legs
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
legs
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