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怖 means 'frightening'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 938   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 55 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   フ
Kun
   こわ frightening
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Kun   じる to be scared   こわがる   おそれる
Learn to talk about cowards, risks, and the politics of fear, as well as horror films and terrifyingly complex kanji! See how both the meanings and yomi of 怖 can provoke anxiety. Understand how 怖 and its near twin relate to each other. See what it means figuratively to be bitten by a snake and thus to fear a rotten rope. And find out about fears and phobias specific to the Japanese.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 怖
⿰   () heart   cloth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 怖 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 怖 is used 51 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
フ : 27 words FIND ALL
fear; dread; dismay; terror; horror; scare; panic
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こわ : 10 words FIND ALL
1. scary; frightening; eerie; dreadful
interjection (kandoushi)
2. (I'm) afraid
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じる : 9 words FIND ALL
timidly; nervously; with nervous diffidence; trembling with fear  (often written with kana only)
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おそれる : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
fear; horror; anxiety; concern; uneasiness
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じる (read as おじ) : 1 word FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be seized with fear; to be intimidated; to lose one's nerve; to be frightened; to get cold feet; to chicken out; to have the wind up
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Henshall: 1749  Joy o' Kanji : 1749  Key to Kanji:

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フ   こわ frightening   
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フ   ぬの cloth   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
キン    turban, scarf   
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シン   こころ heart   
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