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寂 means 'lonely'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1546   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 20 words   Used in 45 words   Used in 52 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジャク   セキ
Kun
   さびしい lonely   さび elegant simplicity   さびれる to go downhill, to decline
Kun    さみしい
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Find out how to say everything from “I miss you a lot” and “The land became terribly desolate” to “A scream broke the silence,” “The patina creates a nice ambiance,” and “This temple garden has an elegant simplicity that is indescribable.” See why author Ryu Murakami said that Japan has become lonelier than ever, and learn what Japanese people think about wabi-sabi.
Note: This kanji plays an important role in a Thematic Explorations essay called "The Relationship Between 'M' and 'B.'"
⿱   roof   uncle  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 寂 is used 9 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 寂 is used 42 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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ジャク : 17 words FIND ALL
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silence; stillness; quietness
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セキ : 9 words FIND ALL
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1. lonely; desolate
2. forlornness; desolation  (this meaning is restricted to reading じゃくねん)
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ジャク (read as じゃっ) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
land of eternally tranquil light (highest realm in Tendai Buddhism)  (see also: 寂光浄土; Buddhist term)
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さびしい : 14 words FIND ALL
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lonely; lonesome; solitary; desolate
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Henshall: 1345  Joy o' Kanji : 1345  Key to Kanji:

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ジャク   セキ   さびしい lonely   さび elegant simplicity   さびれる to go downhill, to decline   
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シュク    uncle   
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また again   
younger brother
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
roof   
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