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皿 means 'dish'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 108    Frequency: 1521   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 53    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 49 words   Used in 88 names   Component in 46 kanji (17 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   さら dish
On    ベイ
Learn words for everything from segmented condiment dishes to ice cube trays. Find out how to count empty and full plates differently and to ask servers for share plates. See how corporations and nursery schools can be saucers, hear about ghostly torment associated with dishes, and learn where we keep dishes in the body. Also discover the role 皿 plays in 18 Joyo kanji.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 皿
Essay 1307 on 皿 (dish, plate; a helping; 'dish' radical) covers this radical, showing how it plays a part in 18 Jōyō kanji, such as (1649: to steal) and (1828: tray, dish; Bon Festival).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 皿 is used 2 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 皿 is used 45 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
さら : 17 words FIND ALL
noun
1. plate; dish; platter; disc  (see also: お皿)
noun, noun (suffix), counter
2. serving; helping; course
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms)
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さら (read as ざら) : 28 words FIND ALL
noun
ashtray
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Henshall: 300 (originally: 1307)  Joy o' Kanji : 1307  Key to Kanji: 393 

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さら dish   
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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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