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利 means 'effective'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 228   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-5    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 18    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 138 words   Used in 494 words   Used in 2898 names   Component in 14 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   リ
Kun
   effective, interest, profit, advantage    to be effective
Name
   とし
Name    かが   と   のり   み   りい
⿰   grain   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 利 is used 19 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 利 is used 438 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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use; utilization; utilisation; application
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1. left-handedness; left-hander  (see also: 右利き)
2. drinker; wine lover  (see also: 左党)
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`ku' adjective (archaic)
1. sharp  (esp. 利し, 鋭し; archaic)
2. intense; strong; powerful  (esp. 疾し, 鋭し; archaic)
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noun
Ashikaga period (i.e. the Muromachi period, 1333-1573 CE)  (see also: 室町時代)
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Henshall: 626 (originally: 596)  Joy o' Kanji : 596  Key to Kanji: 1054 

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リ    effective, interest, profit, advantage   き to be effective   
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grain
トウ   かたな sword   
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