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散 means 'scatter'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 750   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 31    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 93 words   Used in 257 words   Used in 51 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サン
Kun
   らす to scatter, to distribute   らかす to scatter around   らかる to be in disorder    to fall (leaves etc)
Kun   らばる to be scattered about   ばら   -ちらす   ばらける
Name    ちる
  
Left side does not exist as an independent kanji, although is close.
⿰  ⿱   () together   month; moon   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 散 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 散 is used 247 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
サン : 188 words FIND ALL
walk; stroll
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サン (read as ざん) : 2 words FIND ALL
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ばら : 10 words FIND ALL
bulk
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
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らす : 46 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to fall (e.g. blossoms, leaves)
2. to scatter; to be dispersed
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(read as ちり) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. ceramic spoon
2. fallen lotus petal
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Henshall: 519 (originally: 492)  Joy o' Kanji : 492  Key to Kanji: 397 

Cascading kanji view

サン   ちらす to scatter, to distribute   ちらかす to scatter around   ちらかる to be in disorder   ち to fall (leaves etc)   
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ぼく strike   
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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キョウ   とも together   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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