写 means 'photo'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 516   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-8    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 13    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 84 words   Used in 214 words   Used in 30 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   うつ to duplicate, to depict   うつ to be photographed
On    ジャ
Kun    うつ-   うつ
冩 (kyujitai)        
⿱   cover; covered   grant  
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 () magpie  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 写 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 写 is used 213 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
シャ : 189 words FIND ALL
1. photograph; photo; picture; snapshot; snap
2. movie  (see also: 活動写真)
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シャ (read as じゃ) : 3 words FIND ALL
blueprint; plan
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うつ : 21 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to transcribe; to duplicate; to reproduce; to imitate; to trace
2. to describe
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An additional うつ.る less common words include 写 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 313 (originally: 297)  Joy o' Kanji : 297  Key to Kanji: 459 

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シャ   photo   うつ to duplicate, to depict   うつ to be photographed   
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ヨ   あたえる to grant, give, bestow   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
cover; covered   
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