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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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Components

宝 means 'treasure'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1033   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 47    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 67 words   Used in 135 words   Used in 846 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ホウ
Kun
   たから treasure
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⿱   roof   jewel  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 宝 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 宝 is used 128 times, read 2 ways (with 5 variations).
ホウ : 88 words FIND ALL
gem; jewel; precious stone
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ホウ (read as ぽう) : 12 words FIND ALL
noun
1. the seven treasures (gold, silver, pearls, agate, crystal, coral, lapis lazuli)  (Buddhist term)
2. cloisonne ware  (see also: 七宝焼き; abbreviation; this meaning is restricted to reading しっぽう)
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ホウ (read as ぼう) : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
Cakraratna; wheel-shaped treasure possessed by the ideal universal ruler, carried in front of him during excursions to allow easy passage  (see also: 転輪王, 法輪; Buddhist term)
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たから : 15 words FIND ALL
noun
treasure
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たから (read as だから) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
the treasure that is children; children
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ほ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
1. small shrine  (see also: ; this meaning is restricted to reading ほくら)
2. depository for sacred objects
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ぽ: 3 words. FIND ALL
noun
tidepool gunnel (Pholis nebulosa)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 983 (originally: 971)  Joy o' Kanji : 971  Key to Kanji: 962 

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ホウ   たから treasure   
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ギョク   たま jewel   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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roof   
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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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