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失 means 'lose'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 424   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 24    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 101 words   Used in 242 words   Used in 12 names   Component in 3 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シツ
Kun
   うしな to lose
Kun   せる
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 失 is used 13 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 失 is used 238 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
シツ : 133 words FIND ALL
unemployment  (see also: 無職)
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3
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シツ (read as しっ) : 77 words FIND ALL
failure; mistake; blunder
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うしな : 19 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to lose; to part with
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せる : 9 words FIND ALL
Nidan verb (lower class) with `su' ending (archaic), intransitive verb
to disappear; to vanish  (see also: 失せる; archaic)
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Henshall: 529 (originally: 501)  Joy o' Kanji : 501  Key to Kanji: 454 

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シツ   うしな to lose   
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シ   や arrow   
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5
ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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