勉 means 'exertion'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1301   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-9    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 15    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 37 words   Used in 88 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    つとめる exertion, endeavour, encourage, strive, make effort, diligent
Name    ひこ   やつ
⿺   escape   effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 勉 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 勉 is used 36 times, read 2 ways.
ベン : 32 words FIND ALL
1. study
2. diligence
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つとめる : 4 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 御勤め品
article offered at a bargain price; real bargain
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An additional 1 less common words include 勉 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 413 (originally: 390)  Joy o' Kanji : 390  Key to Kanji: 951 

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ベン    exertion   
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リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
メン   まぬかれる to escape, be exempted from   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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