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分 means 'divide'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 14   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 3   Begins 369 words   Used in 1342 words   Used in 769 names   Component in 39 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ブン   ブ   フン
Kun
   ける to divide, to distinguish   かる to understand   かれる to be divided   かつ to share, distribute
Kun   
Name    いた   わけ
⿱   () katakana 'ha'; eight   sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 分 is used 69 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 分 is used 1305 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
ブン : 1081 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
half
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ブ : 46 words FIND ALL
considerably; greatly; a lot  (often written with kana only)
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フン : 28 words FIND ALL
counter
minutes (period of)
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フン (read as ぷん) : 10 words FIND ALL
noun
10 minutes
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ける : 136 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to understand; to comprehend; to grasp; to see; to get; to follow  (often written with kana only)
2. to become clear; to be known; to be discovered; to be realized; to be realised; to be found out  (often written with kana only)
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ける (read as わけ) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
forked road
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いた: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Oita Prefecture (Kyushu)
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Henshall: 218 (originally: 199)  Joy o' Kanji : 199  Key to Kanji: 933 

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ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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トウ   かたな sword   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
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