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脇 means 'armpit'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1131   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 34 words   Used in 48 words   Used in 748 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   わき armpit
On    キョウ
Kun    わけ
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Using 脇, we can discuss carrying a book under one’s arm, taking one’s eyes off the road while driving, making a beeline for food at a party, and being singlemindedly absorbed in pottery. The meaning “secondary” opens our eyes to sauces, companies, and weapons that serve as “supporting actors,” as well as buildings that play second fiddle to more important structures.
⿰   () body part   3x the effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 脇 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 脇 is used 37 times, read 3 ways.
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キョウ : 2 words FIND ALL
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noun
flanking image (e.g. in a Buddha triad)  (see also: 三尊, 中尊; Buddhist term)
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わき : 34 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. armpit; under one's arm; side; flank
2. beside; close to; near; by  (also written as 傍, 側)
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わけ : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
wrestler of the third highest rank  (sumo term)
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わき armpit   
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リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
ニク body part   
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