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災 means 'disaster'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1245   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-16    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 23 words   Used in 104 words   Used in 49 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サイ
Kun
   わざわ disaster
⿱   wavy river   fire  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 災 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 災 is used 103 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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noun
calamity; disaster; misfortune
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わざわ : 6 words FIND ALL
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noun
calamity; catastrophe; misfortune
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shinsai iko: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
disaster remains; disaster heritage  (yojijukugo)
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Henshall: 707 (originally: 680)  Joy o' Kanji : 680  Key to Kanji: 372 

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サイ   わざわ disaster   
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wavy river   
カ   fire   ひ    ほ-    
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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