皿 means 'dish'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 108    Frequency: 1521   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-19    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 53    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 49 words   Used in 88 names   Component in 170 kanji (17 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   さら dish
On    ベイ
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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.
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 (steal) and (tray).
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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
Most common form:
1. plate; dish; platter; disc  (see also: お皿)
noun, noun (suffix), counter
2. serving; helping; course
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さら (read as ざら) : 28 words FIND ALL
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An additional 4 less common words include 皿 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 300 (originally: 1307)  Joy o' Kanji : 1307  Key to Kanji: 393 

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