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操 means 'control'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 988   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-9    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 52 words   Used in 128 words   Used in 178 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ソウ
Kun
   あやつ to control   みさお chastity, faith
On    サン
Name    さお   みさ
⿰   () hand   goods in the tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 操 is used 7 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 操 is used 126 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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ソウ : 116 words FIND ALL
1
noun
1. operation; management; processing
2. manipulating to one's benefit
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みさお : 2 words FIND ALL
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noun
chastity; fidelity; honour; honor; faith
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あやつ : 7 words FIND ALL
3
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to manipulate; to operate; to handle; to operate (e.g. a machine); to steer (a ship)
2. to have a good command of (a language); to be fluent in
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あやつ (read as あやつり) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
old name for the bunraku
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Henshall: 935 (originally: 922)  Joy o' Kanji : 922  Key to Kanji: 656 

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ソウ   あやつ to control   みさお chastity, faith   
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hand
goods in the tree
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ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
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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