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Components

獲 means 'seize'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 1256   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 32 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カク
Kun
   to seize
It might seem from the primary definition of 獲 and from its “animal” radical that this kanji is mainly for trapping wild animals, rounding up strays, chasing prey, and catching fish. You can certainly use 獲 in those ways, but this kanji also enables you to talk about acquiring languages, capturing an enemy’s equipment, winning literary prizes, getting ahold of busy people, and much more.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 獲
⿰   () dog   measure  
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 defend  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 獲 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 獲 is used 25 times, read 2 ways.
カク : 22 words FIND ALL
acquisition; possession
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: 3 words FIND ALL
noun
game; spoils; trophy; prey
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5
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Henshall: 1079  Joy o' Kanji : 1079  Key to Kanji:

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カク   え to seize   
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はか to measure   
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おぎ reeds, grass used for mats   
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little bird
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grass   
また again   
5
ケン   いぬ dog   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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