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数 means 'number'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 139   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 16    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 175 words   Used in 1067 words   Used in 430 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   スウ   ス
Kun
   かず number   かぞえる to count
On    サク   ソク   シュ
Kun    しばしば   せめる   わずらわしい
Name    じゅ
  
⿰  ⿱   rice   woman; female   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 数 is used 34 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 数 is used 1048 times, read 7 ways (with 2 variations).
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スウ : 968 words FIND ALL
0
noun
numeral; figure; digit; numeric character  (mathematics)
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ス (read as ず) : 7 words FIND ALL
2
noun
large number of people
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スウ (read as ずう) : 6 words FIND ALL
0
noun
1. the number of people
2. many people; a large number of people
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ス : 6 words FIND ALL
2
Most common form: 数奇
noun
refined taste; elegant pursuits  (see also: 好き)
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シュ (read as じゅ) : 5 words FIND ALL
2
noun
rosary; string of prayer beads  (Buddhist term)
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サク (read as さっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
1
noun
1. misfortune; adverse fortune; hapless fate
2. unfortunate (e.g. life); checkered; varied
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かず : 39 words FIND ALL
1
noun
number; amount
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しばしば : 1 word FIND ALL
often; again and again; frequently; repeatedly  (see also: 度々; often written with kana only; onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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かぞえる : 15 words FIND ALL
3
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to count; to enumerate
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Henshall: 168 (originally: 151)  Joy o' Kanji : 151  Key to Kanji: 586 

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スウ   ス   かず number   かぞえる to count   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ベイ   マイ   こめ rice   
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eight
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   
ぼく strike   
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