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洞 means 'cave'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1688   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-29    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 18 words   Used in 39 words   Used in 778 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ドウ
Kun
   ほら cave
Kun    うろ
Name    とう
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Find out how the structure of 洞 reflects the process of forming a cave. Learn to talk about limestone caves, stalactites, and stalagmites. See how the Japanese have used caves for everything from shelter to religion. Discover how people use 洞 to discuss insightfulness and to describe a particular kind of loss. Enjoy several photos of Japanese caves, as well as kanji signs for those caves.
⿰   () water   same  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 洞 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 洞 is used 35 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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ドウ : 26 words FIND ALL
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cavern; cave; cave system; grotto
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ほら : 5 words FIND ALL
2 1
noun
cave; den; grotto
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とう: 4 words. FIND ALL
3
noun
Soto school (of Zen Buddhism)
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An additional 4 less common words include 洞 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1661  Joy o' Kanji : 1661  Key to Kanji:

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ドウ   ほら cave   
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ドウ   おな same   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
wide mouth
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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スイ   みず water   
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