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某 means 'a certain'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1982   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 12 words   Used in 17 words   Used in 1 name   Component in 3 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ボウ
Kun    それがし   なにがし
⿱   sweet   tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 某 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 某 is used 16 times, read 3 ways.
ボウ : 12 words FIND ALL
noun
certain person; unnamed person
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なにがし : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
a certain sum of money; some money
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それがし : 1 word FIND ALL
1. someone; unknown person  (archaic)
2. I; personal pronoun (used by samurai)  (archaic)
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Henshall: 1811  Joy o' Kanji : 1811  Key to Kanji:

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ボウ    a certain   
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5
カン   あま sweet, indulgent   あまえる to behave like a spoiled child   あまやかす to pamper   
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4
廿
twenty; 20   にじゅう twenty   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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1
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
stick   
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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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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