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兵 means 'soldier'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 171   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 35    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 90 words   Used in 310 words   Used in 802 names   Component in 2 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ヘイ   ヒョウ
Kun    つわもの soldier, private, troops, army, warfare, strategy, tactics
Name   
⿱   axe   table  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 兵 is used 9 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 兵 is used 295 times, read 3 ways (with 5 variations).
ヘイ : 243 words FIND ALL
noun
soldier
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3
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ヘイ (read as ぺい) : 27 words FIND ALL
noun
militia; militiaman
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ヒョウ : 14 words FIND ALL
noun
small build; small stature
8
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ヒョウ (read as びょう) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
armed forces; battle troops
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ヒョウ (read as ぴょう) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
nine cuts mudra (mudra: hand posture which forms a part of Hindu prayer); exorcism-purification spell  (Buddhist term)
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つわもの : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
1. warrior; soldier  (often written with kana only)
2. courageous person; strong person  (see also: 強者; often written with kana only)
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9
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ぺ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
hick; country bumpkin; yokel  (derogatory)
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へ: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
razorfish (Aeoliscus strigatus)  (often written with kana only)
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9
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Henshall: 606 (originally: 578)  Joy o' Kanji : 578  Key to Kanji: 938 

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ヘイ   ヒョウ    soldier   
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キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
cliff
table
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