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破 means 'tear'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 649   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-16    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 29    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 115 words   Used in 233 words   Used in 98 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ハ
Kun
   やぶ to tear, break   やぶれる to get torn, broken
Kun   れる
⿰   stone   skin  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 破 is used 10 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 破 is used 222 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
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ハ : 150 words FIND ALL
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1. destruction; disruption
2. (application) crash  (computer terminology)
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ハ (read as ぱ) : 19 words FIND ALL
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breaking through; breakthrough; penetration
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ハ (read as ば) : 2 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. Portuguese Jesuits (in Japan in the 16th century)  (originally from Portuguese 'padre')
2. Christianity; Christian
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やぶ : 46 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to tear; to break; to destroy
2. to break through (opponent's defense etc.); to breach
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れる : 5 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 割れる
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to break; to be smashed
2. to split; to crack; to fissure; to be torn
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Henshall: 788 (originally: 767)  Joy o' Kanji : 767  Key to Kanji: 849 

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ハ   やぶ to tear, break   やぶれる to get torn, broken   
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セキ   シャク   コク   いし stone   
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whereupon one
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ヒ   かわ skin, leather   
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stick   
cliff
また again   
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