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放 means 'let go'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 293   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 20    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 205 words   Used in 469 words   Used in 196 names   Component in 2 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ホウ
Kun
   はな   はな to let go   はなれる to get free of   ほう to throw (away)
Kun    -っぱな   こ
Name    はなれ
⿰   way   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 放 is used 20 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 放 is used 444 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
ホウ : 371 words FIND ALL
broadcast; broadcasting
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ホウ (read as ぽう) : 11 words FIND ALL
noun
commercial broadcast  (see also: 民間放送; abbreviation)
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はな : 39 words FIND ALL
'tsu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to fire (e.g. an arrow); to hit (e.g. baseball); to break wind
2. to free; to release
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はな (read as ぱな) : 14 words FIND ALL
noun
leaving a device on (e.g. TV, air conditioner); leaving something engaged (e.g. a key in a lock)  (see also: っぱなし; often written with kana only)
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はな (read as ばな) : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
1. without holding on; without using the hands; letting go one's hold
2. lack of reserve; lack of restraint; openly
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to let loose (e.g. a fart)  (often written with kana only)
2. to utter (e.g. a lie)  (often written with kana only; vulgar expression or word)
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Henshall: 414 (originally: 391)  Joy o' Kanji : 391  Key to Kanji: 963 

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ホウ   はな    はな to let go   はなれる to get free of   ほう to throw (away)   
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ホウ   かた way, direction   
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ぼく strike   
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