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暮 means 'get dark'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 665   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 29    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 29 words   Used in 88 words   Used in 134 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ボ
Kun
   れる to get dark   らす to make a living
Name    ぐらし   ぐれ   ぽ
You might expect a kanji meaning 'to live' to be exuberant. Instead, 暮 captures the gloomy sense of 'We're born with one foot in the grave." Still, you can use this very flexible kanji to talk about all these things: scraping by on a small income, what one does for a living, year-end gifts, twilight, living alone, being lost in thought, and spending all one's time doing something.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 暮
⿱   must not   sun; day  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 暮 is used 4 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 暮 is used 71 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ボ : 21 words FIND ALL
noun
1. year-end gift  (see also: お歳暮)
2. end of the year; year end
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れる : 37 words FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
life; living; livelihood; life circumstances  (usu. ぐらし as a suffix)
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れる (read as ぐ) : 13 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
evening; dusk; twilight
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Henshall: 982 (originally: 1789)  Joy o' Kanji : 1789  Key to Kanji: 958 

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ボ   くれる to get dark   くらす to make a living   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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バク   ボ   マク   モ    must not   
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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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grass   
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