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別 means 'separated'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 219   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-5    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 142 words   Used in 478 words   Used in 1632 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ベツ
Kun
   わかれる to be separated
Kun   ける
Name    べっ
  
⿰  ⿱   mouth   wrap   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 別 is used 22 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 別 is used 466 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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ベツ : 369 words FIND ALL
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ベツ (read as べっ) : 62 words FIND ALL
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noun
holiday house; villa
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わかれる : 31 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to be divided; to part from; to separate (usu. for people); to bid farewell
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ける : 4 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 分け前
noun
share; portion; quota; cut
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An additional 剖 less common words include 別 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 607 (originally: 579)  Joy o' Kanji : 579  Key to Kanji: 944 

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ベツ   separated   わかれる to be separated   
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wrap
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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トウ   かたな sword   
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