知 means 'know'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 58   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-2    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 6    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 156 words   Used in 512 words   Used in 2431 names   Component in 6 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   to know
Kun   らせる
Name    さと   さとる   しり   しれ   とも   のり
⿰   arrow   mouth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 知 is used 22 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 知 is used 483 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
チ : 348 words FIND ALL
knowledge; information
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チ (read as じ) : 6 words FIND ALL
previous notice; omen; signs; premonition
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: 129 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to be aware of; to know; to be conscious of; to cognize; to cognise
2. to notice; to feel
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Henshall: 186 (originally: 169)  Joy o' Kanji : 169  Key to Kanji: 725 

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チ   し to know   
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シ   や arrow   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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