凡 means 'simple'

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Strokes : 3    Frequency: 1779   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-31    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 50 words   Used in 83 names   Component in 18 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ハン   ボン
Kun    およ   おうよ   すべ
Name    なみ   ひろ   みな
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This cute kanji has a wounding message: you’re not nearly good enough! The essay is about nobodies. Find out how to say, “I saw at a glance that he was an ordinary man,” “I’m not a genius, just a mediocre person,” and “The professor’s idea is far beyond ordinary people’s imagination.” Also learn to talk about stupid mistakes and see why 凡 has a connection to baseball!
⿵   table   dot  
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 high spirits   rust; vermilion   boat  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 凡 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 凡 is used 48 times, read 4 ways.
ボン : 43 words FIND ALL
common; commonplace; ordinary; mediocre
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ハン : 1 word FIND ALL
1. introductory remarks; explanatory notes
2. legend (on maps, drawings, etc.)  (see also: キャプション)
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およ : 2 words FIND ALL
rough estimation
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すべ : 2 words FIND ALL
Most common form: すべて
1. everything; all; the whole  (often written with kana only)
2. entirely; completely; wholly; all  (often written with kana only)
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An additional 2 less common words include 凡 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1827  Joy o' Kanji : 1827  Key to Kanji: 980 

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ハン   ボン    simple, mediocre   
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キ    table   
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