濁 means 'muddy'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 1855   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-34    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 18 words   Used in 40 words   Used in 46 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   にご to become muddy, turbid   にご to make muddy
On    ジョク
Name    にごり
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A lack of transparency holds fascinating secrets, and so it is with the muddiness of 濁. This kanji connects to evasive answers, impure hearts, and "muddy streams" in finance, plus muddied sounds, murkiness in the body and mind, and figurative birds that may or may not muddy waterways. Learn about saké production, and find out what "A bad boy drinks tea" could mean!
⿰   () water   green caterpillar  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 濁 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 濁 is used 38 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ダク : 22 words FIND ALL
muddy stream
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ジョク : 1 word FIND ALL
this corrupt or degenerate world; this world or life; the world of mankind  (Buddhist term)
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にご : 14 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to make muddy (a liquid); to make cloudy; to make turbid; to roil
2. to prevaricate; to speak ambiguously  (see also: お茶を濁す, 茶を濁す, 言葉を濁す)
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にご (read as にごり) : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: にごり酒
unfiltered sake (cloudy); unrefined sake  (see also: 濁り, 濁酒)
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An additional 2 less common words include 濁 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1558  Joy o' Kanji : 1558  Key to Kanji:

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ダク   muddy   にご to become muddy, turbid   にご to make muddy   
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ショク    green caterpillar; Szechuan   
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チュウ   むし insect   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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スイ   みず water   
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