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競 means 'compete'

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Strokes : 20    Frequency: 599   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-4    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 39    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 69 words   Used in 160 words   Used in 96 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   キョウ   ケイ
Kun
   きそ    to compete
Kun    くらべる
Name    かい   わたなべ
The doubled element exists as a rare kanji.
⿰  ⿱   stand   elder brother; brother  ⿱   stand   elder brother; brother  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 競 is used 9 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 競 is used 154 times, read 5 ways (with 2 variations).
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キョウ : 109 words FIND ALL
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1. competition; contest
2. to compete
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ケイ : 12 words FIND ALL
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horse racing
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くらべる : 17 words FIND ALL
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noun
children's game in which (at least three) people stand back to back to each other and shove vigorously backwards  (see also: 押し競べ; abbreviation)
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(read as せり) : 7 words FIND ALL
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noun
auction hall; auction site; place where auctions take place
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Most common form: 競合う
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
to struggle for; to compete with; to vie with
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きそ : 3 words FIND ALL
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to compete with
2. to emulate
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(read as ぜ) : 1 word FIND ALL
2
1. skirmish; brush (with the enemy); small fight with a military enemy
2. squabble; quarrel; brief argument; exchange of words
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Henshall: 487 (originally: 463)  Joy o' Kanji : 463  Key to Kanji: 207 

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キョウ   ケイ   きそ    せ to compete   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
ケイ   キョウ   elder brother; brother   あに elder brother   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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