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為 means 'to do'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 791   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 85 words   Used in 235 words   Used in 370 names   Component in 1 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   イ
Kun
   do
Kun    ため for   たり   なり   な   な   す   つく
Name    びい
(Chinese) 为     
 () fire  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 為 is used 3 times, read 2 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 為 is used 149 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
イ : 104 words FIND ALL
noun
act; deed; conduct
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ため : 18 words FIND ALL
noun
1. good; advantage; benefit; welfare  (see also: 為に; often written with kana only)
2. sake; purpose; objective; aim  (often written with kana only)
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3
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: 21 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain  (often written with kana only)
2. to result in; to prove to be
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2
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suru verb - irregular
1. to do  (often written with kana only)
2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)  (often written with kana only)
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ため (read as だめ) : 1 word FIND ALL
for the benefit of both parties
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
1. money order; draft
2. exchange (e.g. foreign)
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Henshall: 1003  Joy o' Kanji : 1003  Key to Kanji: 14 

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5
fire
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