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居 means 'exist'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 395   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-10    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 23    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 92 words   Used in 236 words   Used in 1189 names   Component in 9 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   キョ
Kun
   to exist, to be present
On   
Kun    -い   お
Name    おき   ぐ   すえ
⿸   corpse   old  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 居 is used 19 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 居 is used 214 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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キョ : 90 words FIND ALL
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residence
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コ : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. grhapati (layman; sometimes used as a posthumous suffix)  (see also: 大姉; Buddhist term)
2. private-sector scholar
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コ (read as ご) : 3 words FIND ALL
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varsika (meditation retreat; usu. for 90 days starting on the 15th day of the 4th month of the lunisolar calendar)  (Buddhist term)
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キョ (read as ぎょ) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
Imperial Palace (of Japan); imperial residence
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noun
play; drama
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noun
whereabouts  (archaic)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
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Most common form: 住い
dwelling; house; residence; address
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Henshall: 678 (originally: 649)  Joy o' Kanji : 649  Key to Kanji: 199 

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キョ   い to exist, to be present   
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コ   ふる old   -ふる to grow old   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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corpse
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