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空 means 'empty'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 253   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 5    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 367 words   Used in 659 words   Used in 974 names   Component in 3 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   クウ
Kun
   から empty    to be empty   ける to empty, vacate   そら sky
Kun    to become empty, to get hungry   すかせる to get hungry   あ   すかす   むなしい
Name    うつ   き   く
⿱   hole   work  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 空 is used 30 times, read 6 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 空 is used 645 times, read 7 ways (with 2 variations).
クウ : 442 words FIND ALL
noun
1. air; atmosphere
2. mood; situation  (see also: 空気を読む)
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そら : 62 words FIND ALL
noun
1. sky; the air; the heavens
2. weather
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から : 55 words FIND ALL
emptiness; vacuum; blank
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: 27 words FIND ALL
noun
1. space; room; emptiness; gap
2. opening; vacancy; empty seat
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そら (read as ぞら) : 18 words FIND ALL
noun
blue sky
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: 13 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to become less crowded; to thin out; to get empty
2. to be hungry  (see also: お腹が空く)
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むなしい : 7 words FIND ALL
1. empty; void; vacant
2. vain; fruitless; futile; ineffective
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(read as あき) : 5 words FIND ALL
vacancy; room for rent or lease
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うつ: 16 words. FIND ALL
noun
absentmindedness; dreaminess; simpleton; fool
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Henshall: 66 (originally: 15)  Joy o' Kanji : 15  Key to Kanji: 239 

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クウ   から empty   あ to be empty   あける to empty, vacate   そら sky   
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コウ   ク    work   
ケツ   あな hole   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
roof   
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