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熊 means 'bear'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1141   JLPT: N1    Ring: 6    Set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 38 words   Used in 75 words   Used in 1155 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   くま a bear
On    ユウ
See why the Japanese fear bears and how to prevent attacks. Find out why various bear names contain (moon), (red), (white), (gray), (pouch), and (cat), while combining 熊 with (washing) or (hole) produces names of animals that aren’t even bears. Learn about Ainu rituals with bears, as well as the sacred Kumano region and an ancient people who may be mythical.
⿱   ability   () fire  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 熊 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 熊 is used 63 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ユウ : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
bear's gall (used as medicine for the stomach); bear's bile
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くま : 38 words FIND ALL
noun
bear (any mammal of family Ursidae)
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4
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くま (read as ぐま) : 22 words FIND ALL
noun
1. badger  (often written with kana only)
2. Eurasian badger (Meles meles)  (often written with kana only)
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8
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1995  Key to Kanji: 699 

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くま a bear   
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ノウ    ability   
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さじ spoon   
private month
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ム   private
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
カ   fire   ひ    ほ ~   
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