竜 means 'dragon'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1130   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 52 words   Used in 133 words   Used in 1095 names   Component in 5 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   たつ dragon
On    リョウ   ロウ
Kun    いせ
Name    りう
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 竜 - click the badge to download
Unlike Europeans, who have feared dragons, the Japanese have viewed them as mythical or divine since ancient times. The dragon is even more important in China, where it symbolizes the emperor, is associated with water and weather, and is an imaginary creature in legends. In this essay you'll find out about dragons from every angle, including the following: animals with dragons inside them, tense relations between dragons and tigers, dragons that fly away, and the dragon inside the waterfall kanji. In more practical terms, you'll read about Chinese dragon boats, as well as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, who both had connections to dragons. Finally, you'll discover whatever there is to know about the "dragon" radical - and why one might be tempted to call it the "hidden dragon" radical. Incidentally, 竜 is a Shin-Joyo kanji; it's a 2010 addition to the Joyo set.
See essay 1899 on 竜 (dragon; "big dragon" radical) to find out why a dragon would be lurking (but only as a component) inside a waterfall (滝: 1550).
⿱   stand   electricity  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 竜 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 竜 is used 96 times, read 5 ways.
リュウ : 79 words FIND ALL
1. dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon)  (see also: ドラゴン)
2. naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology
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リョウ : 11 words FIND ALL
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ロウ : 1 word FIND ALL
1. filhos (traditional Portuguese dessert)  (originally from Portuguese)
2. deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables  (see also: 雁擬き; regional dialect: Kansai-ben)
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たつ : 4 words FIND ALL
tornado; waterspout
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いせ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 伊勢海老
spiny lobster (esp. Japanese spiny lobster, Panulirus japonicus)
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An additional 龍 less common words include 竜 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1899  Joy o' Kanji : 1899  Key to Kanji:

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リュウ   たつ dragon   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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second   おつ    
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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