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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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璧 means 'Chinese artifact'

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Strokes : 18    Frequency: 2073   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-40    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 0 words   Used in 8 words   Used in 2 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヘキ
Kun
   ancient Chinese artifact made of jade with a hole in the middle; jewel
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See how jade disks connect with a term for “perfect,” and read the fascinating history of a hunk of ore that inspired the word. Learn to avoid a kanji error that native speakers commonly make when they write about perfection! Find out how to talk about perfection and perfectionism, as well as about people who excel at something equally and who therefore tend to become rivals.
⿱   rule   jewel  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 璧 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 璧 is used 8 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
ヘキ (read as ぺき) : 4 words FIND ALL
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perfect; complete; flawless  (完璧 is correct - see note)
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ヘキ : 4 words FIND ALL
expression, 'su' godan verb
to be a match for; to rival; to be equal to
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2106  Key to Kanji:

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ヘキ    ancient Chinese artifact made of jade with a hole in the middle; jewel   
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ギョク   たま jewel   
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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   
dot   
ヘキ    rule   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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corpse
シン   から spicy   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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stick   
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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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