教 means 'teach'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 124   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 179 words   Used in 587 words   Used in 747 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   おしえる to teach   おそわる to be taught
Name    のり   ひさ
⿰   filial piety   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 教 is used 25 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 教 is used 580 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
キョウ : 562 words FIND ALL
1. classroom
2. department; laboratory
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キョウ (read as ぎょう) : 1 word FIND ALL
Kengyō; exoteric Buddhism; public Buddhist teachings  (Buddhist term; opposite: 密教)
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おしえる : 16 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to teach; to instruct
2. to tell; to inform
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おそわる : 1 word FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be taught (by); to learn from
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An additional 7 less common words include 教 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 112 (originally: 101)  Joy o' Kanji : 101  Key to Kanji: 213 

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キョウ   おしえる to teach   おそわる to be taught   
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コウ    filial piety   
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シ   ス   こ child   
ぼく strike   
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