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缶 means 'can'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 121    Frequency: 1856   JLPT: N2    Ring: 5    Set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 54    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 11 words   Used in 36 words   Used in 7 names   Component in 16 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カン
Kun    かま tin can, container, jar radical (no. 121)
Name    ふ   べ
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The yomi most often used for 缶 is KAN. How perfect is that for a kanji that means 'can'?! That isn't entirely a rhetorical question. Really, why is the yomi such a perfect match for the English word? This seemingly straightforward question has anything but a straightforward answer. Find out about this, as well as ways to speak about canned food, canned beverages, and "canned" people (which is not to say that they've been fired or that they're trite!). Learn about 缶 as a radical, too!
See essay 1095 on 缶 (tin (can); 'jar' radical) to find out about a shape that serves as a component in both (1650: pottery) and (1963: depression). You can see the 缶 in , can't you?!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 缶 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 缶 is used 32 times, read 2 ways.
カン : 31 words FIND ALL
1. packing (in cans); canning; canned goods; tin can
noun
2. confining someone (e.g. so they can concentrate on work)
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かま : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
boiler
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カン    can   
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