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瓦 means 'tile'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 98    Frequency: 1846   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 49 words   Used in 143 names   Component in 35 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.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 瓦
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
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かわら : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
roof tile
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かわら (read as がわら) : 15 words FIND ALL
noun
roof tile
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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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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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