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口 means 'mouth'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 30    Frequency: 108   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: 3   Begins 304 words   Used in 699 words   Used in 3588 names   Component in 993 kanji (458 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コウ   ク
Kun
   くち mouth
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 口 is used 31 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 口 is used 659 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
コウ : 252 words FIND ALL
noun
1. population
2. common talk
4
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ク : 21 words FIND ALL
noun
tone (e.g. of voice, etc.); (verbal) expression
5
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くち : 257 words FIND ALL
noun
1. mouth
2. opening; hole; gap; orifice
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5
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くち (read as ぐち) : 129 words FIND ALL
noun
exit; gateway; way out; outlet; leak; vent  (see also: 入り口)
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Henshall: 34 (originally: 20)  Joy o' Kanji : 20  Key to Kanji: 316 

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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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