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荒 means 'violent'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 966   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 46    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 109 words   Used in 152 words   Used in 1112 names   Component in 1 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   コウ
Kun
   あら violent, rough   れる to be rough, stormy   らす to lay waste
Kun    あらっぽい violent, rough   あら-   -あらし   すさ
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Bottom component exists as rare kanji
⿳   () grass   dead   river  
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 violent   vast  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 荒 is used 10 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 荒 is used 137 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
コウ : 28 words FIND ALL
noun
wasteland; wilderness; deserted land; prairie; vast plain; wilds; desert; wild land
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あら : 73 words FIND ALL
rough; rude; wild
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れる : 29 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to lay waste; to devastate; to damage
2. to invade; to break into
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すさ : 5 words FIND ALL
expression, noun
dissolute mind; hardened heart
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ら: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
brave and stalwart man
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Henshall: 1253  Joy o' Kanji : 1253  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

コウ   あら violent, rough   あれる to be rough, stormy   あらす to lay waste   
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grass   
ボウ   モウ   dead   な to be deceased, to have ceased to be   
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3
shelf
lid
セン   かわ river   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
K
stick   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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