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切 means 'cut'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 157   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 273 words   Used in 806 words   Used in 684 names   Component in 3 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   セツ   サイ
Kun
   to cut   れる to break, to snap
Kun      -き   -ぎ   -きれる   き   -き   -ぎ
Name    きつ   きり   ぎり
⿰   seven   sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 切 is used 27 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 切 is used 773 times, read 4 ways (with 7 variations).
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セツ : 74 words FIND ALL
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1. important; necessary; indispensable
2. beloved; precious; dear; cherished; valuable
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セツ (read as せっ) : 30 words FIND ALL
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ritual suicide; disembowelment; seppuku; harakiri
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サイ : 13 words FIND ALL
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noun, 'no' adjective, noun (suffix)
1. all; everything; the whole; lock, stock, and barrel
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
2. absolutely not (with negative); without exception; entirely not
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: 417 words FIND ALL
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suffix, 'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to cut; to cut through; to perform (surgery)
2. to sever (connections, ties)  (see also: 縁を切る)
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(read as ぎ) : 126 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to betray; to turn traitor to; to double-cross
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(read as きり) : 61 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 踏切り
noun
1. railway crossing; railroad crossing; train crossing; level crossing
2. starting line; scratch
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れる (read as きれ) : 4 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 切れ手
noun
man of ability
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ぎれ: 3 words. FIND ALL
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noun
ancient cloth fragment
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ぎり: 5 words. FIND ALL
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noun
1. large cut (e.g. of meat)  (this meaning is restricted to form 大切り, 大切)
2. last piece of the day's programme; last act of a play; comic dialogue as the last item in vaudeville, music hall, etc.
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ぎっ: 10 words. FIND ALL
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noun
cheque; check
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きっ: 30 words. FIND ALL
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noun
stamp (postage); merchandise certificate
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Henshall: 173 (originally: 156)  Joy o' Kanji : 156  Key to Kanji: 619 

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セツ   サイ   き to cut   きれる to break, to snap   
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シチ   なな    なな    なの seven   
トウ   かたな sword   
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