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色 means 'color'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 139    Frequency: 269   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-6    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 11    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 150 words   Used in 736 words   Used in 344 names   Component in 11 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショク   シキ
Kun
   いろ color
Name    しか   しこ
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⿱   () corner   comma  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 色 is used 24 times, read 3 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 色 is used 685 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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ショク : 302 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. characteristic; feature; idiosyncrasy; personal colour
2. spot color (in printing)
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シキ : 73 words FIND ALL
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noun
colour; color; hue; tints
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シキ (read as じき) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
Konjikido (name of a temple building)
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ショク (read as しょっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
tricolour flag; tricolor flag
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いろ : 306 words FIND ALL
2
noun
1. colour; color
2. complexion
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
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scenery; scene; landscape
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An additional 47 less common words include 色 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 162 (originally: 145)  Joy o' Kanji : 145  Key to Kanji: 560 

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ショク   シキ   いろ color   
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ともえ comma shape, shape of magatama   
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コ   キ   おのれ self   
corner
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