夕 means 'night'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 36    Frequency: 861   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 14    Beginner lesson: 9   Begins 47 words   Used in 70 words   Used in 804 names   Component in 49 kanji (24 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ゆう night
We use 'ta' in the mnemonic from the resemblance to katakana タ
One hint for readings: at night you need kerosene = = せきゆ
Find out what (91: outside), (163: many), and (212: night) have in common and how they connect to the 夕 radical inside them.
 katakana 'ta'  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 夕 is used 10 times, read 1 way. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 夕 is used 64 times, read 2 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
セキ : 10 words FIND ALL
in a day; in a brief space of time  (yojijukugo)
ゆう : 53 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
evening; dusk  (see also: 明け方)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
Festival of the Weaver (July 7th); Star Festival (one of the five annual festivals)  (see also: 五節句)
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Henshall: 54 (originally: 44)  Joy o' Kanji : 44  Key to Kanji: 1030 

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セキ   ゆう night   
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katakana 'ta'
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