川 means 'river'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 47    Frequency: 109   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 3    Beginner lesson: 11   Begins 81 words   Used in 163 words   Used in 25633 names   Component in 21 kanji (10 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かわ river
Name    か   こ   さわ
⿲   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   stick   stick  
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 wavy river  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 川 is used 10 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 川 is used 148 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
セン : 17 words FIND ALL
かわ : 90 words FIND ALL
1. river; stream
this meaning is restricted to reading かわ
2. the .... river; (suffix used with the names of rivers)
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かわ (read as がわ) : 40 words FIND ALL
streamlet; brook
が: 1 word. FIND ALL
kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature)  (see also: 河童)
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Henshall: 59 (originally: 48)  Joy o' Kanji : 48  Key to Kanji: 632 

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セン   かわ river   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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