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塩 means 'salt'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1203   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 50    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 134 words   Used in 276 words   Used in 995 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   エン
Kun
   しお salt
  
Right side exists as a rare kanji, 𬐚, not included in most fonts yet.
⿰   ground; earth  ⿳  𠂉 () man   mouth   dish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 塩 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 塩 is used 261 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
エン : 187 words FIND ALL
noun
hydrochloric acid
5
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しお : 64 words FIND ALL
noun
1. salt (i.e. sodium chloride); common salt; table salt  (esp. しお)
2. salt (e.g. sodium chloride, calcium sulfate, etc.)  (esp. えん; chemistry term)
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5
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しお (read as じお) : 10 words FIND ALL
noun
1. flower-shaped baked salt
2. sea salt crystals
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Henshall: 451 (originally: 428)  Joy o' Kanji : 428  Key to Kanji: 55 

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エン   しお salt   
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4
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
1
さら dish   
4
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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2
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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