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Components

変 means 'unusual'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 155   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 17    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 193 words   Used in 618 words   Used in 160 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヘン
Kun
   える to alter, change   わる to change
Kun   わり
  
⿱   again; also   go  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 変 is used 17 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 変 is used 596 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ヘン : 514 words FIND ALL
1. very; greatly
2. immense; enormous; great
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ヘン (read as ぺん) : 17 words FIND ALL
complete change; about-face
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える : 56 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to change; to be transformed; to be altered; to vary
2. to move to
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える (read as が) : 9 words FIND ALL
changing completely
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Henshall: 609 (originally: 581)  Joy o' Kanji : 581  Key to Kanji: 945 

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ヘン   unusual   かえる to alter, change   かわる to change   
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go
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また again; also   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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