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炭 means 'coal'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1344   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 51    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 59 words   Used in 183 words   Used in 167 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   タン
Kun
   すみ coal, charcoal
⿱   mountain   ash  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 炭 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 炭 is used 177 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
タン : 150 words FIND ALL
noun
coal
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3
3
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すみ : 12 words FIND ALL
noun
1. charcoal
2. charred remains  (obscure term)
5
TEST
すみ (read as ずみ) : 15 words FIND ALL
noun
bamboo charcoal
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TEST
Henshall: 361 (originally: 341)  Joy o' Kanji : 341  Key to Kanji: 715 

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タン   すみ coal, charcoal   
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4
カイ   はい ashes   
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4
カ   fire   ひ    ほ-    
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1
eight
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
cliff
サン   やま mountain   
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1
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