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干 means 'dry' or 'drying frame'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 51    Frequency: 1260   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-17    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 50    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 68 words   Used in 139 words   Used in 211 names   Component in 145 kanji (20 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   カン
Kun
   to get dry    to dry (something), to air
Kun   し-   -ぼ
Name    ほし
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 干 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 干 is used 131 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
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カン : 50 words FIND ALL
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1. some; few; a number of; a little (bit)
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
2. somewhat; to a certain extent
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: 25 words FIND ALL
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to air; to dry; to desiccate
2. to drain (off)
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(read as ぼ) : 23 words FIND ALL
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noun
umeboshi; pickled ume; pickled plum
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: 19 words FIND ALL
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noun
tidal flat; tideland
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(read as ほし) : 11 words FIND ALL
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noun
clothes-drying platform; place for drying laundry
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-ぼ (read as ぼし) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
(small crunchy) dried sardines
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An additional 7 less common words include 干 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 840 (originally: 825)  Joy o' Kanji : 825  Key to Kanji: 133 

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カン   dry; drying frame   ひ to get dry   ほ to dry (something), to air   
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