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薄 means 'thin'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 854   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 43    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 125 words   Used in 185 words   Used in 110 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   ハク
Kun
   うす thin   うすめる to dilute   うすまる to be watered down   うすれる   うすらぐ to decline, fade
Kun    うす-   -うす   うすら-   すすき
Lower portion exists as a rare kanji,
⿱   () grass  ⿰   () water   specialist; expert  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 薄 is used 17 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 薄 is used 176 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
ハク : 46 words FIND ALL
frivolous; superficial
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ハク (read as はっ) : 16 words FIND ALL
noun
peppermint beverage; mentha water
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ハク (read as ぱく) : 2 words FIND ALL
shallowness; superficiality
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すすき : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
Japanese pampas grass (Miscanthus sinensis); silver grass; zebra grass  (often written with kana only)
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うす : 111 words FIND ALL
2. pale; light
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Henshall: 1699  Joy o' Kanji : 1699  Key to Kanji:

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ハク   うす thin   うすめる to dilute   うすまる to be watered down   うすれる    うすらぐ to decline, fade   
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セン   specialist; expert   もっぱ entirely, wholely   
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4
スン   inch
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ユ   ユウ   ユイ   よし reason   
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grass   
スイ   みず water   
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