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助 means 'help'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 240   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-5    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 19    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 61 words   Used in 217 words   Used in 1615 names   Component in 5 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジョ
Kun
   すけ help   たすける to help, save   たすかる to be helped
Kun   ける
⿰   and another   effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 助 is used 15 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 助 is used 206 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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ジョ : 165 words FIND ALL
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assistance; aid; support
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すけ : 19 words FIND ALL
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assistance (in a fight); seconds (in a fight)
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たすける : 19 words FIND ALL
3
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to save; to rescue
2. to help; to assist
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たすける (read as だす) : 3 words FIND ALL
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great help
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Henshall: 330 (originally: 314)  Joy o' Kanji : 314  Key to Kanji: 519 

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ジョ   すけ help   たすける to help, save   たすかる to be helped   
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and another, moreover   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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