悲 means 'sad'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 829   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-18    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 32    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 52 words   Used in 67 words   Used in 19 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かなしい sad   かなしむ to be sad
⿱   mistake   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 悲 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 悲 is used 65 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ヒ : 47 words FIND ALL
1. tragedy; tragic drama; tragic play
2. tragedy; calamity; disaster
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かなしい : 17 words FIND ALL
sad; sorrowful
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かなしい (read as がな) : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: もの哀しい
sad; melancholy
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An additional かな.しむ less common words include 悲 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 397 (originally: 375)  Joy o' Kanji : 375  Key to Kanji: 883 

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ヒ   かなしい sad   かなしむ to be sad   
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ヒ   mistake
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シン   こころ heart   
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