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江 means 'stream'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 290   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 56 words   Used in 5126 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コウ
Kun
   stream, creek
Name    くん   とうみ   み   りえ
This essay immerses you in Edo (the old name for Tokyo) and its cultural, linguistic, and botanical legacies. Read about Edo-style sushi (which you likely love!), see what characterizes a true Edoite/Tokyoite, and find out what "Little Edo" and "Big Edo" mean now. Learn to read 江 in several names, some famous. Also meet the alligators and dolphins associated with the Yangtze River!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 江
⿰   () water   work  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 江 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 江 is used 54 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
コウ : 14 words FIND ALL
noun
1. the public; the world
2. abbreviated joint reference to the Chinese provinces Hunan (江西省) and Jiangxi (湖南省)
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コウ (read as ごう) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
Zen disciples
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え : 36 words FIND ALL
noun
old name of Tokyo
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4
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み: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Omi beef
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りえ: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
inlet; cove; creek; bay
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Henshall: 1244  Joy o' Kanji : 1244  Key to Kanji:

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コウ   え stream, creek   
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コウ   ク    work   
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スイ   みず water   
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