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歌 means 'sing'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 475   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-8    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 13    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 77 words   Used in 234 words   Used in 1142 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カ
Kun
   うた to sing   うた song
⿰  ⿱   good; possible   good; possible   lack  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 歌 is used 18 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 歌 is used 222 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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1
noun
singer
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カ (read as が) : 4 words FIND ALL
3
noun
renga poet
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うた : 80 words FIND ALL
2
noun
1. song  (唄 is primarily used for shamisen songs; this meaning is restricted to form 歌, 唄)
2. classical Japanese poetry (esp. tanka)  (see also: 短歌; this meaning is restricted to form 歌)
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Henshall: 90 (originally: 84)  Joy o' Kanji : 84  Key to Kanji: 82 

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カ   うた to sing   うた song   
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ケツ   か to lack   かける to be lacking   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
corner
カ    good, possible, approval   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
hook
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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