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控 means 'restrain oneself'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1382   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-20    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 27 words   Used in 46 words   Used in 5 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コウ
Kun
   ひかえる to restrain oneself, to refrain; to be withdrawn
Kun    ひか
⿰   () hand   empty  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 控 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 控 is used 46 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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コウ : 21 words FIND ALL
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koso appeal (initial appeal to a higher court)
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ひかえる : 19 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to be temperate in; to refrain; to abstain; to hold back; to restrain oneself from excessive ...
2. to make notes; to jot down (e.g. phone number)
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ひかえる (read as びか) : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. note; memorandum
2. holding oneself back
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ひかえる (read as ひかえ) : 2 words FIND ALL
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moderate; reserved; conservative; humble; mild-mannered; self-effacing; unassuming; well-behaved; low-key; temperate; in small quantities
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Henshall: 1258  Joy o' Kanji : 1258  Key to Kanji:

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コウ   ひかえる to restrain oneself, to refrain; to be withdrawn   
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クウ   から empty   あ to be empty   あける to empty, vacate   そら sky   
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コウ   ク    work; construction; craft   
ケツ   あな hole   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
roof   
hand
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