手 means 'hand'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 64    Frequency: 16   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 10   Begins 580 words   Used in 1420 words   Used in 1599 names   Component in 40 kanji (7 Jōyō)
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Hands are involved in all aspects of life. So it is with many kanji. Find out how (rise up) and (infer) have unexpected connections to hands, as does the word 抹茶 (まっちゃ: powdered green tea).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 手 is used 99 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 手 is used 1325 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
シュ : 285 words FIND ALL
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ズ : 18 words FIND ALL
1. skill; skillful; dexterity  (opposite: 下手)
2. flattery
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シュ (read as じゅ) : 3 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 点手
tuning peg (of a shamisen, etc.)
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て : 941 words FIND ALL
1. companion; partner; company
2. other party; addressee
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て (read as で) : 59 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: うしろ手
1. hands behind one's back; hands tied behind one's back
2. behind (e.g. someone); rear; back
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た- (read as た) : 18 words FIND ALL
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1. unskillful; poor; awkward  (opposite: 上手)
2. imprudent; untactful
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. humble position; inferior
2. underarm grip on opponent's belt  (sumo term)
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An additional ズ less common words include 手 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 35 (originally: 32)  Joy o' Kanji : 32  Key to Kanji: 473 

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シュ   hand   て    た-    
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