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潜 means 'lie hidden'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1205   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 57 words   Used in 87 words   Used in 49 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   セン
Kun
   ひそ to lie hidden   もぐ to dive into
Kun    ひそめる to conceal   かくれる   くぐ
  
⿰   () water   replace  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 潜 is used 4 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 潜 is used 83 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
セン : 58 words FIND ALL
diving; submerging; going underwater
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くぐ : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
side door; side gate; wicket gate  (often written with kana only)
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ひそ : 8 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to lurk; to lie dormant; to be hidden; to be concealed; to be stashed
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もぐ : 5 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to dive (into or under water)
2. to get under; to get into; to get in; to creep into; to crawl under; to bury oneself; to burrow into; to dig oneself into; to snuggle under
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くぐ (read as くぐり) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
small gate
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もぐ (read as もぐり) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
diving petrel (esp. the common diving petrel, Pelecanoides urinatrix)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1497  Joy o' Kanji : 1497  Key to Kanji:

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セン   ひそ to lie hidden   もぐ to dive into   
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タイ   かえる to replace   かわる to be replaced   
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フ   フウ   おっと husband   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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スイ   みず water   
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