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形 means 'shape'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 278   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 20    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 114 words   Used in 785 words   Used in 625 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ケイ   ギョウ
Kun
   かたち   かた    shape, form
Kun    なり   -がた
Name   
⿰   start; initiate   fur  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 形 is used 16 times, read 4 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 形 is used 759 times, read 5 ways (with 2 variations).
ケイ : 535 words FIND ALL
noun
1. form (as opposed to substance); formality  (see also: 形式張る)
2. method; system; style
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2
2
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ギョウ : 50 words FIND ALL
noun
doll; puppet; figure
4
2
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かた : 20 words FIND ALL
noun
memento; souvenir
7
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かたち : 13 words FIND ALL
noun
1. form; shape; figure  (this meaning is restricted to form 形, 容)
2. visage
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4
2
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なり : 11 words FIND ALL
noun
one's appearance
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かた (read as がた) : 129 words FIND ALL
mountain-shape; chevron; cone
5
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かたち (read as がたち) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
over-concentrated shape (in go); placing too many stones in the same area
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Henshall: 115 (originally: 104)  Joy o' Kanji : 104  Key to Kanji: 248 

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ケイ   ギョウ   shape   かたち    かた    
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3
start, initiate   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
twenty; two hands   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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1
stick   
fur, bristles, beard   
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