塾 means 'cram school'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1636   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-27    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 12 words   Used in 16 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Upper element exists as rare kanji, (whichever)
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After a full school day, many Japanese kids head to "cram school" for intensive nighttime tutoring. In this essay, a variety of people chime in about why the Japanese do this, how it profoundly helps and hurts students, how it affects public education and society at large, and more. Copious comments from a former cram school head provide insights and a great language immersion.
⿱  ⿰   enjoyment   round; circle   ground; earth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 塾 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 塾 is used 12 times, read 1 way.
ジュク : 12 words FIND ALL
coaching school; cramming school; juku
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An additional 熟 less common words include 塾 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1370  Joy o' Kanji : 1370  Key to Kanji:

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ジュク    cram school   
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キョウ    enjoy; receive   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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シ   ス   こ child   
ガン   round; circle   まる round, circular   
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ク   キュウ   ここの nine   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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