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汚 means 'dirty'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1151   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 57 words   Used in 102 words   Used in 5 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   きたな dirty   けが to defile, stain   けがれる to be defiled   けがらわしい dirty, defiled   よご to make dirty   よごれる to be dirty
  
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The 汚 kanji has 7 Joyo yomi! What's more, 汚す can be よごす or けがす, just as 汚れる represents よごれる and けがれる. Learn when each yomi is appropriate. Scads of sample sentences help you get the hang of the yomi, one of which played a key role in a major movie. Whether you want to talk about dirty rooms, dirty dealings, or dirty words, 汚 is your kanji.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 汚
⿰   () water  ⿻   reach   one  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 汚 is used 13 times, read 4 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 汚 is used 97 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
オ : 58 words FIND ALL
pollution; contamination  (see also: 公害)
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よご : 17 words FIND ALL
noun
dirt; filth
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けが : 12 words FIND ALL
filthy; unfair; dirty; untouchable; disgusting; nasty; foul; odious; repulsive
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きたな : 7 words FIND ALL
1. dirty; filthy; foul; unclean
2. disordered; messy; untidy; poor (e.g. handwriting)
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きたな (read as ぎたな) : 3 words FIND ALL
filthy; dirty (looking); drab
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Henshall: 1031  Joy o' Kanji : 1031  Key to Kanji: 56 

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オ   きたな dirty   けが to defile, stain   けがれる to be defiled   けがらわしい dirty, defiled   よご to make dirty   よごれる to be dirty   
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reach
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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スイ   みず water   
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