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探 means 'grope'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 615   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-15    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 28    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 54 words   Used in 118 words   Used in 25 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   タン
Kun
   さぐ to grope for   さが to search for
⿰   () hand   net in the tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 探 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 探 is used 116 times, read 3 ways.
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タン : 80 words FIND ALL
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exploration; expedition
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さが : 21 words FIND ALL
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to search (for something desired, needed); to look for  (esp. 探す)
2. to search (for something lost); to seek (a suspect in a crime)  (esp. 捜す)
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さぐ : 15 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to feel around for; to fumble for; to grope for; to search for; to look for
2. to investigate; to probe into; to spy on; to sound out
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Henshall: 942 (originally: 930)  Joy o' Kanji : 930  Key to Kanji: 714 

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タン   さぐ to grope for   さが to search for   
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hand
net in the tree
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net
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
stick   
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