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塊 means 'clod'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1641   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 54 words   Used in 13 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カイ
Kun
   かたまり clod, lump
On   
Kun    つちくれ
If you're a 'lump' of something in Japanese, you have too much of one quality, as if you were actually made of that thing. When lobbing such criticism, people combine 塊 with abstract nouns. For instance, "の塊 (りこしんのかたまり: lump of selfishness)" means that someone is the very incarnation of selfishness. Learn about lumps, from the literal to the metaphorical. Also find out how to talk about clusters in space and time.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 塊
⿰   ground; earth   ogre  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 塊 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 塊 is used 45 times, read 2 ways.
カイ : 39 words FIND ALL
noun
mountain mass
5
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かたまり : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
1. lump; mass; bundle; clump; clod; cluster
2. group; crowd
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2
3
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Henshall: 1065  Joy o' Kanji : 1065  Key to Kanji:

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カイ   かたまり clod, lump   
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5
キ   おに ogre   
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5
stony rice field
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dot   
デン   た rice field   
2
ム   private
legs
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
1
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