渦 means 'whirlpool'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1951   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-36    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 47 words   Used in 30 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   うず whirlpool, eddy
⿰   () water   gossip  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 渦 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 渦 is used 47 times, read 2 ways.
カ : 15 words FIND ALL
0 1
1. vortex; maelstrom; whirlpool; convulsions; upheaval
2. involvement (e.g. an unpleasant event); being caught up in
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うず : 32 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to whirl; to eddy; to swirl; to curl (smoke)
2. to be all jumbled together (feelings, thoughts, etc.)
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Henshall: 1048  Joy o' Kanji : 1048  Key to Kanji:

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カ   うず whirlpool, eddy   
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gossip; dishonest   
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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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