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父 means 'father'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 88    Frequency: 227   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 4    Beginner lesson: 15   Begins 37 words   Used in 127 words   Used in 188 names   Component in 44 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   フ
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   ちち father
⿱   () katakana 'ha'; eight   crossed swords  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 父 is used 11 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation). 4 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 父 is used 91 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations). 6 words use a non-standard reading.
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フ : 62 words FIND ALL
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1. grandfather
2. old man  (see also: ; this meaning is restricted to reading おおじ)
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フ (read as ぷ) : 8 words FIND ALL
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noun
Catholic priest; abbe; reverend father; minister; padre
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フ (read as ぶ) : 3 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 藪入
noun
holiday granted to servants on the 16th of the first and seventh months  (archaic)
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ちち : 12 words FIND ALL
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noun
father  (see also: ; とと and ちゃん are used by children; humble)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 6 words. FIND ALL
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noun
father; dad; papa; pa; pop; daddy; dada  (see also: 父さん; honorific)
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Henshall: 216 (originally: 197)  Joy o' Kanji : 197  Key to Kanji: 918 

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フ   ちち father   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
crossed swords
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