壇 means 'podium'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 1516   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 39 words   Used in 88 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ダン   タン
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⿰   ground; earth   sincere  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 壇 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 壇 is used 37 times, read 2 ways.
ダン : 35 words FIND ALL
flower bed
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タン : 2 words FIND ALL
1. last moment; eleventh hour
2. platform made of dirt used to perform executions (decapitations) in the Edo period
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An additional 3 less common words include 壇 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1571  Joy o' Kanji : 1571  Key to Kanji:

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ダン   タン    podium   
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sincere, true, whole   
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タン   ダン    dawn   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
lid revolves
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カイ   エ   まわ to revolve   まわ to make turn   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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box, enclosure   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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