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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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田 means 'rice field'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 102    Frequency: 50   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 6    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 88 words   Used in 228 words   Used in 23691 names   Component in 812 kanji (84 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   rice field
Name    いなか   おか   たん   で   とう   や
As important as rice is to the Japanese, rice isn't always part of the picture, despite the presence of the 'rice field' radical. See why 田 pops up in kanji such as (85: picture), (196: number), and (240: world).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 田 is used 8 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 田 is used 209 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
デン : 82 words FIND ALL
(water-filled) paddy field
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た : 73 words FIND ALL
rice field
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た (read as だ) : 31 words FIND ALL
solder; pewter
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いなか: 22 words. FIND ALL
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1. standard measurement for the distance between pillars in eastern Japan (approx. 182 cm)  (see also: 京間)
2. Kanto-size tatami mat (approx. 176 cm by 88 cm)  (see also: 京間)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. rural area; countryside; the sticks  (sensitive)
2. hometown
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Henshall: 60 (originally: 59)  Joy o' Kanji : 59  Key to Kanji: 784 

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デン   た rice field   
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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.