Components

八 means 'eight'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 12    Frequency: 144   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 3    Beginner lesson: 12   Begins 188 words   Used in 283 words   Used in 4120 names   Component in 183 kanji (14 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ハチ
Kun
        よう eight
Kun    やっ
Name    な   は   はっ   はつ   やち   やつ
        
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 八 is used 9 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 八 is used 255 times, read 4 ways (with 8 variations).
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ハチ : 96 words FIND ALL
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Most common form:
numeric
eight  (捌 is used in legal documents)
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ハチ (read as はっ) : 79 words FIND ALL
noun
eight (long cylindrical things)
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ハチ (read as ぱち) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
1. three and eight
2. Arisaka Type 38 rifle  (see also: 三八式歩兵銃; abbreviation)
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ハチ (read as ばち) : 1 word FIND ALL
0
expression, 'no' adjective
sink or swim; all or nothing; high-stakes; desperate
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や : 59 words FIND ALL
0
noun
greengrocer
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よう : 1 word FIND ALL
0
Most common form: ようか
noun
1. the eighth day of the month
2. eight days
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(read as やつ) : 8 words FIND ALL
0
noun
octavo format (about 21.5 to 16.5 cm); cutting into 8 parts
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(read as やっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
3
numeric
eight
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ぱっ: 1 word. FIND ALL
expression
full of lies
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は: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
the average Joe; the man in the street
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ばっ: 1 word. FIND ALL
0 0-0 3-0
tossing oneself about in great pain; writhing in agony  (yojijukugo)
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0
noun
wall iris; roof iris; Iris tectorum; fleur-de-lis
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An additional 28 less common words include 八 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 8 (originally: 66)  Joy o' Kanji : 66  Key to Kanji: 867 

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ハチ   や    や    よう eight   
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