幻 means 'illusion'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 1338   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-18    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 35 words   Used in 43 words   Used in 22 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   まぼろし illusion, phantasm
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This kanji enables us to talk about what isn’t really there: illusory countries on old maps, phantom limbs, an alcoholic’s hallucinations, sorcery, and mythical creatures. Learn about phantom rice and phantom railroad lines, and see what “pursuing phantoms” really means. Find out about magic mushrooms in Japan, as well as mushroom statues created long ago and very far from Japan.
⿰   short thread  𠃌 partly wrapped  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 幻 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 幻 is used 43 times, read 2 ways.
ゲン : 41 words FIND ALL
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まぼろし : 2 words FIND ALL
phantom; vision; illusion; dream; apparition
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ゲン   まぼろし illusion, phantasm   
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partly wrapped
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short, tiny   
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シ   いと thread   
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