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Components

数 means 'number'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 139   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 16    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 173 words   Used in 1066 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 35 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 数 is used 1048 times, read 7 ways (with 2 variations).
スウ : 968 words FIND ALL
noun
numeral; figure; digit; numeric character  (mathematics)
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ス (read as ず) : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
large number of people
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スウ (read as ずう) : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
1. the number of people
2. many people; a large number of people
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ス : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
refined taste; elegant pursuits  (see also: 好き)
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シュ (read as じゅ) : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
rosary; string of prayer beads  (Buddhist term)
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サク (read as さっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. misfortune; adverse fortune; hapless fate
2. unfortunate (e.g. life); checkered; varied
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かず : 39 words FIND ALL
noun
number; amount
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3
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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
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to count; to enumerate
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2
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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   
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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   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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stick   
ぼく strike   
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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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