将 means 'commander'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 419   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 36    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 112 words   Used in 568 names   Component in 3 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   commander; soon
On    ソウ
Kun    まさ   はた   まさ   ひきい   もって
Name    かつ   かつり   すすむ   たか   ゆき
The right side exists as a kanji, , but uses an alternative variant of claw
⿰   () left side  ⿱   () claw   inch  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 将 is used 10 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 将 is used 108 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ショウ : 103 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
future (usually near); prospects
ショウ (read as じょう) : 3 words FIND ALL
lieutenant general; vice-admiral
はた : 1 word FIND ALL
and; or  (often written with kana only)
まさ : 1 word FIND ALL
1. exactly; surely; certainly  (esp. 正に when in kanji; often written with kana only)
2. right then; just then; at that moment  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 911 (originally: 899)  Joy o' Kanji : 899  Key to Kanji: 528 

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ショウ    commander; soon   
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つめ claw; fingernail   
スン   inch
left side   じょう    しょう    
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