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常 means 'usual'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 313   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-8    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 21    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 140 words   Used in 297 words   Used in 1026 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジョウ
Kun
   つね usual, normal   とこ- endless, unchanging
Name    とき   のぶ   ひ   ひた
⿱   classroom   hang  
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 skirt   temple  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 常 is used 27 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 常 is used 288 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
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ジョウ : 261 words FIND ALL
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1. emergency
2. extraordinary; unusual
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つね : 6 words FIND ALL
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always; constantly
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とこ- (read as とこ) : 14 words FIND ALL
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noun
everlasting summer
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noun
era during early 1900s dominated by the grand champions Hitachiyama and Umegatani II  (sumo term)
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とき: 5 words. FIND ALL
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noun
style of joruri narrative used for kabuki dances  (see also: 常磐津節; abbreviation)
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An additional 9 less common words include 常 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 740 (originally: 718)  Joy o' Kanji : 718  Key to Kanji: 552 

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ジョウ   つね usual, normal   とこ- endless, unchanging   
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classroom
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small
cover; covered   
チョウ   つ to hang   つる to hang up   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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キン   turban; cloth
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