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沙 means 'sand'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1295   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 20 words   Used in 66 words   Used in 2163 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サ
On    シャ
Kun    すな sand   よなげる
⿰   () water   few  
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沙 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 沙 is used 52 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
サ : 27 words FIND ALL
noun
desert
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シャ : 12 words FIND ALL
noun
tall stewartia (Stewartia monadelpha); hime-syara stewartia  (often written with kana only)
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サ (read as ざ) : 12 words FIND ALL
current rumour; current rumor; gossip; (idle) talk
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すな : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. sand; grit
2. gold dust; silver dust
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2013  Key to Kanji:

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サ   sand
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5
ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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2
katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
K
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
1
スイ   みず water   
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