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山 means 'mountain'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 46    Frequency: 60   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 5   Begins 308 words   Used in 671 words   Used in 22135 names   Component in 302 kanji (29 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サン
Kun
   やま mountain
On    セン
Name    さ   やの   やん
  
If you've ever wondered how to move mountains, just look to the 'mountain' radical 山 to see how it's done! This radical shifts to the left in (summit), the top in (coast), and the bottom in (mountain peak), changing its Japanese name as it goes.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 山 is used 34 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 山 is used 605 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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サン (read as ざん) : 158 words FIND ALL
1
volcano
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サン : 148 words FIND ALL
0
among the mountains
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セン : 5 words FIND ALL
3
noun
Nakasendo (Edo-period Edo-Kyoto highway)  (see also: 東海道)
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やま : 292 words FIND ALL
2
noun, counter
1. mountain; hill
2. mine (e.g. coal mine)
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やん: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
mountain areas of Kunigami County in Northern Okinawa
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
festival car (float)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 58 (originally: 24)  Joy o' Kanji : 24  Key to Kanji: 396 

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サン   やま mountain   
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