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寒 means 'cold'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1166   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-21    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 34    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 106 words   Used in 157 words   Used in 337 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カン
Kun
   さむ cold
Name    さ   さん
Middle component is (together) with an extra horizontal stroke. It doesn't exist independently as a kanji.
⿵   roof  ⿵  ⿻   together   one   () ice  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 寒 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 寒 is used 153 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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カン : 123 words FIND ALL
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noun
deserted village; poor village
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さむ : 29 words FIND ALL
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1. cold (e.g. weather)  (opposite: 暑い)
2. uninteresting (esp. joke); lame; dull; weak; corny  (see also: お寒い)
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さむ (read as ざむ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
cold at the end of autumn
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An additional 其 less common words include 寒 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 263 (originally: 245)  Joy o' Kanji : 245  Key to Kanji: 128 

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カン   さむ cold   
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ヒョウ   こうり ice   こうる to freeze   
キョウ   とも together   
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grass   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
katakana 'ha'; eight
roof   
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