臨 means 'to face'

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Strokes : 18    Frequency: 1313   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-18    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 78 words   Used in 97 words   Used in 124 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   のぞ to face, look out on
Originally formed as combination of (lie down) and (goods), with (person) becoming 𠂉 (man). Right side does not exist as kanji.
⿰   subject  ⿱  𠂉 () man   goods  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 臨 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 臨 is used 97 times, read 2 ways.
リン : 90 words FIND ALL
temporary; special; extraordinary
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のぞ : 7 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to look out on
2. to face
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Henshall: 1004 (originally: 994)  Joy o' Kanji : 994  Key to Kanji: 1077 

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リン   のぞ to face, look out on   
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シン   ジン    subject, retainer   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
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