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北 means 'north'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 232   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 4    Beginner lesson: 15   Begins 146 words   Used in 194 words   Used in 6444 names   Component in 16 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ホク
Kun
   きた north
Name    きら   ほう   ほっ   ほつ
⿰   () left side   spoon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 北 is used 25 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 北 is used 178 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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ホク : 79 words FIND ALL
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northeast
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ホク (read as ほっ) : 47 words FIND ALL
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1. North Pole
2. the Arctic  (see also: 北極圏; abbreviation)
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ホク (read as ぼく) : 12 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. north and south; north to south
2. South Korea and North Korea  (abbreviation)
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ホク (read as ぽく) : 2 words FIND ALL
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successfully fleeing from North Korea
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きた : 37 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: きた
noun
1. north
2. the North; northern territories
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noun
Beijing; Peking
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Henshall: 224 (originally: 205)  Joy o' Kanji : 205  Key to Kanji: 976 

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ホク   きた north   
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さじ spoon   
left side   じょう    しょう    
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