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河 means 'river'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 609   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-5    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 39    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 74 words   Used in 170 words   Used in 2755 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カ
Kun
   かわ river
Name    かっ   こ   こう
⿰   () water   good; possible  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 河 is used 7 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 河 is used 137 times, read 2 ways (with 4 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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カ (read as が) : 49 words FIND ALL
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noun
canal; waterway
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カ : 48 words FIND ALL
1
noun
rivers
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かわ : 30 words FIND ALL
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1. riverbank; riverside
2. fish market
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かわ (read as がわ) : 2 words FIND ALL
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noun
kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature)  (see also: 河童)
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かっ: 6 words. FIND ALL
0
noun
cucumber sushi wrapped in nori (seaweed)
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こう: 1 word. FIND ALL
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Most common form: 川骨
noun
Japanese spatterdock (species of water lily, Nuphar japonica)  (often written with kana only)
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noun
dry river bed; river beach
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Henshall: 658 (originally: 628)  Joy o' Kanji : 628  Key to Kanji: 83 

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カ   かわ river   
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カ    good, possible, approval   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
hook
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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スイ   みず water   
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