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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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漂 means 'drift about'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1543   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 11    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 25 words   Used in 29 words   Used in 7 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヒョウ
Kun
   ただよ to drift about, float
Drift on the sea, on land, or in the sky with 漂! Also find out how to say the following: “The boat was drifting in the ocean,” “The balloon floated off to the west,” “The aroma of coffee wafted through the room,” “Smoke from factories hung over the town,” “The mood at the conference soured,” “I wandered around the unknown street aimlessly,” and “The tide carried the boat out to sea.”
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 漂
⿰   () water   ballot  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 漂 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 漂 is used 27 times, read 2 ways.
ヒョウ : 24 words FIND ALL
blanching; bleaching
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ただよ : 3 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to drift; to float
2. to waft (e.g. a scent); to hang in the air
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Henshall: 1739  Joy o' Kanji : 1739  Key to Kanji:

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ヒョウ   ただよ to drift about, float   
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ヒョウ    ballot, slip of paper   
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5
west
ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
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スイ   みず water   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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