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肩 means 'shoulder'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 825   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 43    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 62 words   Used in 80 words   Used in 18 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ケン
Kun
   かた shoulder
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Your head rests on two good shoulders. The roads you travel on may have shoulders. Metaphorically, your shoulders help you carry the weight of burdens. Clearly, you need to know how to discuss shoulders. This essay will teach you key vocabulary and expressions related to this topic. You'll find out, for instance, what a tap on the shoulder means in Japan. Furthermore, you'll learn what the slope of shoulders indicates about someone's state of mind.
⿸   door   () body part  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 肩 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 肩 is used 77 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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ケン : 12 words FIND ALL
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noun
shoulders
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かた : 62 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: かた
noun
shoulder
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かた (read as がた) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
(one's natural) shoulder strength
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Henshall: 1212  Joy o' Kanji : 1212  Key to Kanji:

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ケン   かた shoulder   
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ニク body part   
コ   と door   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
corpse
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