紺 means 'navy blue'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1981   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-37    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 21 words   Used in 136 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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Discover how dark blue connects to the police and navy. Find out why a term for “dyer” includes 紺, what it means for dyers to “wear white,” and where Dyers Alley is. Learn about great kinds of blue kasuri, find out how horned blue demons differ from other types, see what you get when eggplant mixes with dark blue, and learn the origins of “Prussian blue” and “ultramarine.”
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I’ve Got the Blues
紺 紫 藍 瑠
A deep dive into dyeing gives you the blues in the best of ways, also illuminating the clothing of commoners versus that of the elites and priests. Speaking of priests, three of the essays connect to Buddhism. More unexpectedly, sea creatures, achievement medals, the colors of the rainbow, birds, gems, and vegetables all prove to be common ground. See which color the Japanese associate with uniforms and which one they think of when seeing soy sauce and cigarette smoke.
⿰   thread   sweet  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 紺 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 紺 is used 18 times, read 1 way.
コン : 18 words FIND ALL
Most common form: こん
navy blue; deep blue
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An additional 2 less common words include 紺 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1279  Joy o' Kanji : 1279  Key to Kanji:

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コン    navy blue   
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カン   あま sweet, indulgent   あまえる to behave like a spoiled child   あまやかす to pamper   
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twenty; 20   にじゅう twenty   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
シ   いと thread   
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