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虫 means 'insect'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 142    Frequency: 1192   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-16    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 62 words   Used in 394 words   Used in 150 names   Component in 372 kanji (19 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   チュウ
Kun
   むし insect
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Learn about the insects buzzing inside characters for certain insects, as well as (2116: honey, nectar) and even (100: strong). Also find out when this radical means 'snake,' as in (2090: rainbow)!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 虫 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 虫 is used 332 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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チュウ : 137 words FIND ALL
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insect; bug
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insect radical; worm radical
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むし : 193 words FIND ALL
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noun
insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm
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noun
Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize
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Henshall: 74 (originally: 56)  Joy o' Kanji : 56  Key to Kanji: 741 

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チュウ   むし insect   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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