舟 means 'boat'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 137    Frequency: 1196   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 29 words   Used in 72 words   Used in 635 names   Component in 17 kanji (9 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ふね boat   ふな-
Kun    -ぶね
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This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 舟
Essay 1354 on 舟 (small boat; 'boat' radical) presents the eight Jōyō kanji with this on-duty radical, including (479: to navigate) and (1714: general).
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舟 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 舟 is used 65 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
シュウ : 19 words FIND ALL
boat; watercraft
ふね : 11 words FIND ALL
1. ship; boat; watercraft; vessel; steamship  (舟 is often small and hand-propelled; this meaning is restricted to form 船, 舟, ふね)
2. tank; tub; vat; trough
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ふな- (read as ふな) : 19 words FIND ALL
ふね (read as ぶね) : 16 words FIND ALL
boat; small craft
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Henshall: 1354  Joy o' Kanji : 1354  Key to Kanji:

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シュウ   ふね boat   ふな-    
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