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固 means 'hard'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 862   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-10    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 44    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 118 words   Used in 217 words   Used in 44 names   Component in 10 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   コ
Kun
   かた hard   かたまる to harden   かためる to make hard
Kun    かたまり
⿴   box; enclosure   old  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 固 is used 8 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 固 is used 210 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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コ : 136 words FIND ALL
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1. fixation; fixing (e.g. salary, capital)
noun
2. fixed handle  (see also: 固定ハンドル; slang; abbreviation)
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コ (read as ご) : 11 words FIND ALL
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solid; strong; firm
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かた : 55 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to harden; to freeze; to strengthen; to solidify; to make (a fist); to tramp down (snow, dirt)  (see also: 土を固める)
2. to put together; to collect; to gather; to consolidate
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かた (read as がた) : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
1. tooth hardening toy (for infants); teether; teething ring
2. tooth hardening meal; New Year's feast
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An additional かた.まる less common words include 固 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 501 (originally: 476)  Joy o' Kanji : 476  Key to Kanji: 295 

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コ   かた hard   かたまる to harden   かためる to make hard   
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コ   ふる old   -ふる to grow old   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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box, enclosure   
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