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虚 means 'void'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1283   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 84 words   Used in 100 words   Used in 51 names   Component in 7 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   キョ   コ
Kun    うつ cavity, hollow   むなしい vacant, empty
  
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In 虚 we find a hollow space, though it's often filled with lies. As such, it pops up in words about bluffs, false fronts, and vanity, as well as emptiness, both emotional and physical. When an effort is in vain, leading to nothing, 虚 again enables us to express that. Learn about its surprising relationship to . Also find out why you should never choose a spouse who has a 虚!
⿸   tiger   () almost lined up  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 虚 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 虚 is used 95 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
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キョ : 71 words FIND ALL
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modesty; humility
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コ : 9 words FIND ALL
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noun
empty space; empty sky
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うつ : 7 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. cavity; hollow; void
2. hollow (voice); empty (heart); blank (eyes, face, etc.); vacant (stare)
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むなしい : 7 words FIND ALL
expression
to cast aside one's prejudices  (archaic)
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うつ (read as うつろ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
unidentified craft said to have washed ashore in Ibaraki Prefecture during the Edo period (sometimes alleged to have been a UFO)
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キョ   コ    void   
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とら tiger   
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divining rod
cliff
シチ   なな    なな    なの seven   
almost lined up
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