考 means 'think'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 118   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 51 words   Used in 136 words   Used in 130 names   Component in 2 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かんがえる to think about, consider
Kun    かんが
Name    たか
In Japanese, the stroke of the lower component is generally written right to left. In Chinese and some printed fonts it appears more exactly as .
⿱   () old   reach  
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 filial piety   old  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 考 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 考 is used 134 times, read 2 ways.
コウ : 94 words FIND ALL
reference; consultation  (see also: 参考にする)
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かんがえる : 40 words FIND ALL
1. thinking; thought; view; opinion; concept
2. idea; notion; imagination
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Henshall: 130 (originally: 117)  Joy o' Kanji : 117  Key to Kanji: 334 

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コウ   かんがえる to think about, consider   
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ロウ   old   おいる    ふける to grow old   
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