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波 means 'wave'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 542   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-3    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 37    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 76 words   Used in 340 words   Used in 1923 names   Component in 6 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ハ
Kun
   なみ wave
Name    ひら   みな   みなみ   わ
     
⿰   () water   skin  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 波 is used 7 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 波 is used 321 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
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ハ : 182 words FIND ALL
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noun
frequency (esp. of waveforms)
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ハ (read as ぱ) : 59 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. electromagnetic wave; radio wave; reception; signal  (see also: 電磁波; this meaning is restricted to reading でんぱ)
2. saying strange things  (see also: 電波な奴, 電波系; slang)
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ハ (read as ば) : 4 words FIND ALL
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mountain Japanese apricot
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なみ : 73 words FIND ALL
2
noun
wave
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わ: 3 words. FIND ALL
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noun
Naniwa (former name for Osaka region)
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Henshall: 387 (originally: 367)  Joy o' Kanji : 367  Key to Kanji: 847 

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ハ   なみ wave   
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ヒ   かわ skin, leather   
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stick   
cliff
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スイ   みず water   
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