左 means 'left'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 384   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-4    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 14   Begins 122 words   Used in 133 words   Used in 1547 names   Component in 11 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ひだり left
On    シャ
⿸  𠂇 () ten   work  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 左 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 左 is used 130 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
サ : 73 words FIND ALL
1. left and right
2. influence; control; domination
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サ (read as ざ) : 2 words FIND ALL
drowned body of a person (after sumo wrestler Narusegawa Dozaemon)  (yojijukugo)
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ひだり : 55 words FIND ALL
left; left hand side
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An additional 右 less common words include 左 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 21 (originally: 22)  Joy o' Kanji : 22  Key to Kanji: 359 

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サ   ひだり left   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
コウ   ク    work; construction; craft   
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