恐 means 'fear'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 697   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 65 words   Used in 97 words   Used in 8 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   おそれる to fear, be afraid of   おそろしい terrible, dreadful
Kun    おそらく perhaps   おそ   こわ   こわがる
Upper part is etymologically descended from
Discover the link between courtesy and extortion. Learn to talk about widespread panic, formidable talent, and possible accidents. Find out how to make requests sound timid, not pushy. See how one term means everything from 'Sorry, but can you ...' to 'I'm impressed!' to 'Thank you'! And learn about the 恐 associated with dinosaurs, moas, おそらく, and かしこ (in women's letters).
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⿱  ⿰   work   simple   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 恐 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 恐 is used 95 times, read 3 ways.
キョウ : 59 words FIND ALL
fear; dread; dismay; terror; horror; scare; panic
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おそれる : 28 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to fear; to be afraid of
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こわ : 8 words FIND ALL
rubbernecking; the thrill of looking at something scary or unpleasant and wanting to look at it all the more because it is scary or unpleasant
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Henshall: 1167  Joy o' Kanji : 1167  Key to Kanji: 212 

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キョウ   おそれる to fear, be afraid of   おそろしい terrible, dreadful   
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ハン   ボン    simple, mediocre   
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キ    table   
コウ   ク    work   
シン   こころ heart   
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