湾 means 'gulf' or 'inlet'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1046   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 47    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 13 words   Used in 55 words   Used in 888 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    いりえ gulf, bay, inlet
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⿰   () water   () curved  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 湾 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 湾 is used 50 times, read 1 way.
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Most common form: わん
noun, noun (suffix)
bay; gulf; inlet
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An additional 䜌 less common words include 湾 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1944  Joy o' Kanji : 1944  Key to Kanji:

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ワン    gulf   
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ワン    curve   ひ to curve, to stretch a bow   
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また again; also   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
キュウ   ゆみ a bow   
スイ   みず water   
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