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殻 means 'shell'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 2013   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-38    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 7 words   Used in 62 words   Used in 21 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カク
Kun
   から shell, husk
On    コク   バイ
Kun    がら
  
The left element is a variant of . However, it does not exist on its own in this form, which is roughly halfway between the standard form and another form .
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The flexible 殻 can represent shells from the sea, from trees, and from animals. It also helps to describe people's personalities and can symbolize remnants. Though remnants may seem worthless, the Japanese know how to put many to good use. Find out what coffee grounds can do for you! Also learn a word with 殻 that has become popular since the big earthquake of March 2011.
⿰   sell   lance shaft  
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 cereal  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 殻 is used 4 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 殻 is used 58 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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カク : 22 words FIND ALL
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earth's crust
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コク : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form:
noun
trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata); hardy orange  (often written with kana only)
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から : 8 words FIND ALL
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noun
shell; husk; hull; pod; chaff
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から (read as がら) : 27 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 貝殼
noun
shell
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カク   から shell, husk   
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バイ   う to sell   うれる to be selling; be in demand   
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シ   samurai
net
lance shaft   
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キ    table   
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