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虎 means 'tiger'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1109   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 46 words   Used in 90 words   Used in 364 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コ
Kun
   とら tiger
Name    たけ
  
In the Japanese imagination, the tiger is both a fierce fighter and a drunkard! Through 虎, a new Joyo kanji, we encounter expressions about fighting, danger, courage, risks, and vigilance. We'll see which famous companies, musicians, and sports teams are named after this awe-inspiring animal, also finding out who wears tiger-striped underwear in Japan! Don't miss the fantastic photos of tigers in Thailand!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 虎
⿸   tiger   legs  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 虎 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 虎 is used 67 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
コ : 28 words FIND ALL
noun
tiger's den; jaws of death; dangerous place
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とら : 37 words FIND ALL
noun
1. tiger (Panthera tigris)
2. drunkard; drunk; sot  (colloquialism)
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とら (read as どら) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
small tiger; drinker
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2005  Key to Kanji:

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コ   とら tiger   
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とら tiger   
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divining rod
cliff
シチ   なな    なな    なの seven   
1
legs
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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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