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止 means 'stop'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 77    Frequency: 393   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-7    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 12    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 61 words   Used in 340 words   Used in 151 names   Component in 137 kanji (26 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   める to stop   まる to stop
Kun    とどめる to keep in position   -どまり   -ど   とど   とどまる   やめる   や   -や   よ   -さ   -さ
Name    どめ
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 止 is used 15 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 止 is used 332 times, read 7 ways (with 3 variations).
シ : 195 words FIND ALL
suspension; stoppage; discontinuance; interruption
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める (read as ど) : 47 words FIND ALL
0 3
1. brake; skid; pawl
2. restraint; curtailment; self-imposed limit; check
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める : 41 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to stop (moving); to come to a stop
2. to stop (doing, working, being supplied); to come to a halt; to cease; to be stopped; to be suspended
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める : 30 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to cease; to stop; to be over
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とどめる : 7 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to stop; to stay (e.g. the night); to cease; to put an end to
2. to contain; to keep (in position, in place); to limit
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-さ (read as さ) : 6 words FIND ALL
to stop in the midst of; to leave undone  (see also: 差す; after the -masu stem of a verb)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to cease; to desist; to cut it out; to lay off (an activity); to drop (a subject) to abolish; to resign; to give up  (see also: 止める; often written with kana only)
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まる (read as とまり) : 1 word FIND ALL
0 3
1. perch
2. barstool
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どまり: 1 word. FIND ALL
expression, noun
(train) terminating at this station; not in service
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どめ: 2 words. FIND ALL
snow guard (to prevent snow from sliding off of a roof); snow stop
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Henshall: 143 (originally: 129)  Joy o' Kanji : 129  Key to Kanji: 422 

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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
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