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瓦 means 'tile'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 98    Frequency: 1846   JLPT: N1    Ring: 6    Set: 15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 49 words   Used in 143 names   Component in 1 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ガ
Kun
   かわら tile
Kun    ぐらむ
Architecture buffs: don't miss this one! As the fantastic photos show, old Japanese buildings often feature striking roofs with alternating ridges and valleys of semi-cylindrical tiles, as well as elaborate decorative caps and unusual rooftop figurines. By studying 瓦 (a new Joyo kanji), you'll learn to talk about all this and so much more! You'll find out about the unexpected glamor of bricks in the Meiji era, 瓦 in words about metaphorical collapses, and this shape as a radical in several fascinating kanji.
Essay 1973 on 瓦 (roof tile; "tile" radical) tells you all about the radical in (1747: bottle, jug, jar) and in an array of charmingly logical kokuji.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 瓦 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 瓦 is used 42 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ガ : 18 words FIND ALL
collapse; downfall
6
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かわら : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
roof tile
2
5
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かわら (read as がわら) : 15 words FIND ALL
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1973  Key to Kanji:

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ガ   かわら tile   
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