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沖 means 'open sea'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1085   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 45 words   Used in 706 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   チュウ
Kun
   おき open sea
Kun    おきつ   わく   ちゅうする
This kanji brings us into fascinating realms, including an island so sacred that women are forbidden to enter, offshore earthquakes that cause tsunamis, and World War II battles that the Japanese still analyze for their lessons about failure. Above all, studying 沖 takes us to Okinawa, whose distinctive culture bears the influences of surrounding nations. As such, it is the birthplace of karate!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 沖
⿰   () water   middle  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 沖 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 沖 is used 41 times, read 2 ways.
チュウ : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
alluvium; alluvial stratum
5
TEST
おき : 32 words FIND ALL
noun
open sea
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3
3
TEST
Henshall: 1583  Joy o' Kanji : 1583  Key to Kanji:

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チュウ   おき open sea   
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5
チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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1
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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2
stick   
スイ   みず water   
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