斬 means 'kill'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1086   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 48    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 31 words   Used in 41 words   Used in 17 names   Component in 14 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   to kill
On    サン   セン   ゼン
⿰   car   axe  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 斬 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 斬 is used 41 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ザン : 12 words FIND ALL
novel; original; newness
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: 24 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to cut down; to slay
2. to truncate; to round down; to round off
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(read as ぎ) : 5 words FIND ALL
killing a passerby in order to test a new sword
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2021  Key to Kanji:

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ザン   き to kill   
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キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
シャ   くるま car   
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