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動 means 'move'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 56   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-2    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 6    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 175 words   Used in 1354 words   Used in 598 names   Component in 3 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ドウ
Kun
   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move
Name    るぎ
⿰   heavy   effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 動 is used 45 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 動 is used 1330 times, read 2 ways.
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noun
animal
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うご : 32 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. movement; move; motion
2. trend; development; change; fluctuation
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Henshall: 384 (originally: 362)  Joy o' Kanji : 362  Key to Kanji: 813 

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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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