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昔 means 'ancient; old'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 905   JLPT: N3    Ring: 4    Set: 8    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 32    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 23 words   Used in 42 words   Used in 14 names   Component in 11 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セキ   シャク
Kun
   むかし ancient
Discover how calling something "old-fashioned" in Japanese can be an insult or a compliment. Learn to say that the recent past feels like ancient history. Also learn to say "I used to be a different person," "Hollywood isn't what it used to be," and "That was then and this is now." Find out how although 昔 can currently mean "decade," it once meant a time span as long as 66 years!
⿱   () together   sun; day  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 昔 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 昔 is used 39 times, read 3 ways.
セキ : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
old days
6
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シャク (read as じゃく) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
past and present
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5
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むかし : 31 words FIND ALL
'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
olden days; former
4
1
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Henshall: 346 (originally: 1481)  Joy o' Kanji : 1481  Key to Kanji: 613 

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セキ   シャク   ancient; old   むかし ancient   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
キョウ   とも together   
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