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商 means 'trader'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 448   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-11    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 25    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 146 words   Used in 288 words   Used in 111 names   Component in 16 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun
   あきな to trade, deal in
Name    あき
⿱   stand   bright  
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 old trader  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 商 is used 20 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 商 is used 280 times, read 2 ways.
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ショウ : 267 words FIND ALL
1
noun
commodity; article of commerce; goods; stock; merchandise
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あきな : 13 words FIND ALL
2
noun
trade; business; trading; dealing
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An additional 8 less common words include 商 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 333 (originally: 317)  Joy o' Kanji : 317  Key to Kanji: 526 

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ショウ   trader   あきな to trade, deal in   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
bright   
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wide
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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legs
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