硬 means 'hard'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1413   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-18    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 52    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 68 words   Used in 97 words   Used in 14 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   かた hard
⿰   stone   again  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 硬 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 硬 is used 96 times, read 2 ways.
コウ : 87 words FIND ALL
1. coin
2. hard currency  (see also: 軟貨)
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かた : 9 words FIND ALL
1. hard; solid; tough  (esp. 固い amp 堅い for wood, 硬い for metal and stone)
2. stiff; tight; wooden; unpolished (e.g. writing)
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An additional one less common word includes 硬 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1260  Joy o' Kanji : 1260  Key to Kanji:

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コウ   かた hard   
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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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コウ   さら again   ふける grow late   ふかす stay up late   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
crossed swords
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