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Example: look up 漢
  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
  • If you know the meanings of the components, type any of them in the text area: water (氵), grass (艹), mouth (口) or husband (夫)
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産 means 'giving birth'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 242   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-5    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 19    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 118 words   Used in 588 words   Used in 340 names   Component in 4 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   giving birth; products    to give birth to   まれる to be born   うぶ- newborn
Name    もと
⿸   standing on the cliff   life  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 産 is used 28 times, read 2 ways. 2 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 産 is used 572 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation). 2 words use a non-standard reading.
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.
サン : 527 words FIND ALL
1. industry
2. livelihood; occupation  (archaic)
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サン (read as ざん) : 17 words FIND ALL
live birth
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: 12 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to give birth; to bear (child); to lay (eggs)
2. to produce; to yield; to give rise to; to deliver
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うぶ- (read as うぶ) : 12 words FIND ALL
0 3
baby's first cry
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'su' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be covered in grass; to be grassy; to be verdant
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Part of a non-standard reading: 2 words. FIND ALL
present; souvenir  (see also: お土産)
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Henshall: 518 (originally: 491)  Joy o' Kanji : 491  Key to Kanji: 398 

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サン    giving birth; products   う to give birth to   うまれる to be born   うぶ- newborn   
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standing on the cliff
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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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.