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暗 means 'dark'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 701   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-17    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 134 words   Used in 198 words   Used in 17 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   アン
Kun
   くら dark
Kun    くら   くれ
⿰   sun; day   sound  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 暗 is used 9 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 暗 is used 182 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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アン : 148 words FIND ALL
0
assassination
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くら : 30 words FIND ALL
3
Most common form: くらい
1. dark; gloomy
2. dark (in colour); dull
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くら (read as ぐら) : 3 words FIND ALL
4 0
dim; gloomy
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くれ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 木の暮れ
noun
1. shade under a tree in full leaf
2. summer
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Henshall: 243 (originally: 224)  Joy o' Kanji : 224  Key to Kanji:

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アン   くら dark   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
オン   イン   sound   おと    ね    
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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