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息 means 'breath'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 417   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-10    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 24    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 55 words   Used in 145 words   Used in 59 names   Component in 5 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ソク
Kun
   いき breath
⿱   self   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 息 is used 7 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 息 is used 130 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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ソク : 61 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. news (from somebody); letter; contact
2. (somebody's) whereabouts; (somebody's) movements
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いき : 68 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. breath; breathing
2. tone; mood  (see also: 息が合う)
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noun
1. son
2. penis  (vulgar expression or word; this meaning is restricted to reading むすこ)
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Henshall: 351 (originally: 332)  Joy o' Kanji : 332  Key to Kanji: 676 

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ソク   いき breath   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
シン   こころ heart   
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