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反 means 'anti'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 276   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 20    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 270 words   Used in 457 words   Used in 330 names   Component in 19 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ハン   ホン   タン
Kun
   anti-   らす to bend, to warp    to be warped, curved
On   
Kun    かえ   かえ   -かえ
Name    そり   た
⿸   cliff   again  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 反 is used 21 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 反 is used 448 times, read 7 ways (with 3 variations).
ハン : 390 words FIND ALL
1. opposition; resistance; antagonism; hostility; objection; dissension
2. reverse; opposite; vice versa; contrast
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タン : 13 words FIND ALL
noun
1. fabric; cloth; textiles; drapery; dry-goods; piece goods
2. measure of kimono material
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ホン : 2 words FIND ALL
1. rebellion; uprising; insurrection
2. treason  (usu. 謀叛; archaic)
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ホ : 2 words FIND ALL
1. to throw away as useless; to scrap
2. to make null and void; to renege; to annul; to revoke
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らす : 21 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to warp; to be warped; to curve; to be curved; to be arched; to bend; to be bent
2. to bend backward (body or body part, e.g. fingers)
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5
TEST
らす (read as ぞ) : 10 words FIND ALL
noun
holding out one or both hands and arching one's body backward like a shrimp (in kabuki, represents being overwhelmed by someone's power)
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かえ : 5 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to return (something); to restore; to put back  (see also: 帰す; esp. 返す)
2. to turn over; to turn upside down; to overturn
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2
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(read as そり) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)  (often written with kana only)
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かえ (read as がえ) : 1 word FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be turned inside out
2. to betray; to double-cross
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がえり: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
timothy (Phleum pratense); timothy grass  (see also: チモシー; often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 393 (originally: 371)  Joy o' Kanji : 371  Key to Kanji: 873 

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ハン   ホン   タン    anti-   そらす to bend, to warp   そ to be warped, curved   
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また again   
5
cliff
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