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国 means 'country'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 11   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 3   Begins 569 words   Used in 1358 words   Used in 3047 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
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   コク
Kun
   くに country
Name    くな   こ
   囯 (Chinese)  
⿴   box; enclosure   jewel  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 国 is used 74 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 国 is used 1319 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
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コク : 1047 words FIND ALL
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foreign country
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コク (read as こっ) : 145 words FIND ALL
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noun
state; country; nation
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コク (read as ごく) : 66 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. China  (see also: 中華人民共和国)
2. Chugoku region of western Honshu (incl. Okayama, Hiroshima, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi prefectures)  (see also: 中国地方; abbreviation)
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くに : 55 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. country; state
2. region
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くに (read as ぐに) : 6 words FIND ALL
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noun
mountainous country
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Henshall: 136 (originally: 123)  Joy o' Kanji : 123  Key to Kanji: 348 

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コク   くに country   
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ギョク   たま jewel   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
dot   
box, enclosure   
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