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益 means 'profit'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 925   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-8    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 13 words   Used in 124 words   Used in 489 names   Component in 12 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   エキ   ヤク
Kun    benefit, gain, profit, advantage
Name    まし   ます
  
Top element is descended from 𡯂. Modern form like the combination of and ハ does not exist as a character.
⿱  𡯂 eight tables   dish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 益 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 益 is used 119 times, read 3 ways.
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エキ : 110 words FIND ALL
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1. profit; gains
2. benefit; advantage; interest (of the public, etc.)
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ヤク : 4 words FIND ALL
2
noun
1. grace (of God); divine favour; blessing; miracle; answer to a prayer  (see also: 利益)
2. benefit
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(read as ます) : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
people; subjects; populace  (see also: 天の益人; archaic)
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Henshall: 648 (originally: 619)  Joy o' Kanji : 619  Key to Kanji: 45 

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エキ   ヤク    profit   
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さら dish   
eight tables
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ハチ   や    や    よう eight   
キ    table   
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