幹 means 'main part'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 945   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-8    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 15 words   Used in 55 words   Used in 520 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   みき trunk
Name    つよし   まさ   もと   えだ   き   くる   たかし   つね   とも   み   もとき   よし   より
Right side does not exist as a kanji. Originally formed from semantic (-) + phonetic (dry; drying frame).
⿰  𠦝 ten times earlier  ⿱  𠆢 () man   dry; drying frame  
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 dry up  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 幹 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 幹 is used 47 times, read 2 ways.
カン : 46 words FIND ALL
Shinkansen; bullet train
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みき : 1 word FIND ALL
1 0
(tree) trunk; (arrow) shaft; (tool) handle; backbone; base
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An additional 乾 less common words include 幹 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 667 (originally: 637)  Joy o' Kanji : 637  Key to Kanji: 134 

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カン    main part   みき trunk   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
カン   dry; drying frame   ひ to get dry   ほ to dry (something), to air   
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ten times earlier
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ソウ   サッ   early; fast   はや early   はやまる be hasty   はやめる to expedite, to hasten   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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