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孤 means 'alone'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1417   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 10    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 43 words   Used in 55 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コ
The 孤 kanji runs the gamut from lonely isolation to enjoyable solitude. This character pops up in terms for orphans, solitary islands, villages cut off by floods, someone fighting alone for a lost cause, and countries that are isolated economically and politically. Learn to say, "She led a solitary life," "To tell the truth, I felt lonely," and "We shouldn’t confuse solitude with isolation."
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⿰   () child   melon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 孤 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 孤 is used 40 times, read 1 way.
コ : 40 words FIND ALL
isolation; loneliness; solitude
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Henshall: 1229  Joy o' Kanji : 1229  Key to Kanji:

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コ    alone   
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child   
カ   うり melon   
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ム   private
つめ    つま- claw; fingernail   
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