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弄 means 'tamper'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 2057   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-39    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 27 words   Used in 5 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ロウ
Kun
   もてあそ to play with
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Kun    いじ   いじく   まさぐ to tamper with   ろうする   ひねく   たわむれる
⿱   king   twenty  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 弄 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 弄 is used 26 times, read 5 ways.
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ロウ : 13 words FIND ALL
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1. trifling with; toying with; playing with; making sport of; making fun of; leading around by the nose
2. tossing about (a ship)
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いじ : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
playing with fire  (see also: 火遊び)
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もてあそ : 2 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: もて遊ぶ
'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to play with (a toy, one's hair, etc.); to fiddle with
2. to toy with (one's emotions, etc.); to trifle with
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いじく : 1 word FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to finger; to tamper (with)  (often written with kana only)
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まさぐ : 1 word FIND ALL
1. playing with something with one's fingers
2. searching with one's fingers (e.g. in the dark)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2123  Key to Kanji:

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ロウ   tamper   もてあそ to play with   
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twenty; two hands   
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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   
stick   
オウ    king   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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