現 means 'present'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 100   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-1    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 235 words   Used in 417 words   Used in 214 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   あらわれる to appear   あらわ to show
Kun    うつつ   うつ
Name    あきら   きら
⿰   king   see  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 現 is used 21 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 現 is used 407 times, read 4 ways.
ゲン : 391 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
now; current; present; present time; as of
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うつつ : 4 words FIND ALL
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reality; consciousness
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あらわれる : 11 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 表われる
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to appear; to come in sight; to become visible; to come out; to embody; to materialize; to materialise
2. to be expressed (e.g. emotions); to become apparent (e.g. trends, effects)
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うつ : 1 word FIND ALL
expression, 'su' godan verb
to be infatuated; to be hooked on
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An additional あらわ.す less common words include 現 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 692 (originally: 666)  Joy o' Kanji : 666  Key to Kanji: 289 

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ゲン    present   あらわれる to appear   あらわ to show   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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