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Components

曲 means 'melody; curve'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 734   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 83 words   Used in 277 words   Used in 293 names   Component in 49 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   キョク
Kun
   がる to curve, to bend (intr)   げる to twist (tr)
Kun    くま
Name    まがた
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 曲 is used 13 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 曲 is used 249 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
キョク : 208 words FIND ALL
composition; setting (of music)
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2
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キョク (read as きょっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
misconstruction; distortion; misinterpretation; misunderstanding
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キョク (read as ぎょく) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
songs with samisen accompaniment; musical performance
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くま : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. corner; nook; recess
2. a shadow; a shade
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
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がる : 35 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to bend; to curve; to warp; to wind; to twist
2. to turn  (see also: 折れる)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
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3
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がる (read as まがり) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
wrybill (Anarhynchus frontalis)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
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Henshall: 279 (originally: 261)  Joy o' Kanji : 261  Key to Kanji: 223 

Cascading kanji view

キョク   melody; curve   まがる to curve, to bend (intr)   まげる to twist (tr)   
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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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