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To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of. Once you have identified any component, search for it in any of three ways:
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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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Components

奇 means 'strange'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 858   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 94 words   Used in 144 words   Used in 59 names   Component in 25 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   キ
Kun
   strange, curious
Kun    くし   くしき   あやしい   めずらしい
⿱   big   good; possible  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 奇 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 奇 is used 141 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
キ : 134 words FIND ALL
strange; queer; curious
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キ (read as ぎ) : 4 words FIND ALL
speaking elegantly; speaking clearly; not coveting food; speaking like an innocent person
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くし : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
spirit who possesses a wondrous power
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しき : 2 words FIND ALL
strangely; oddly; miraculously; mysteriously
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Henshall: 1123  Joy o' Kanji : 1123  Key to Kanji: 156 

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キ    strange, curious   
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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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カ    good, possible, approval   
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hook
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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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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