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Components

断 means 'refuse'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 350   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 22    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 99 words   Used in 340 words   Used in 39 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   ダン
Kun
   ことわ to refuse, to decline    to cut off
Kun    さだめる
  
⿰  ⿺  𠃊 shelf   rice   axe  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 断 is used 23 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 断 is used 334 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ダン : 308 words FIND ALL
1. judgment; judgement; decision; conclusion; adjudication
2. divination
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ことわ : 13 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to refuse; to reject; to dismiss; to turn down; to decline
2. to inform; to give notice; to tell in advance
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: 9 words FIND ALL
'tsu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to sever; to cut off
2. to suppress; to eradicate; to exterminate
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(read as だ) : 4 words FIND ALL
abstinence from salt (for vow or spiritual reasons)
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Henshall: 773 (originally: 750)  Joy o' Kanji : 750  Key to Kanji: 719 

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ダン   ことわ to refuse, to decline   た to cut off   
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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   
shelf
キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
cliff
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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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