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蛍 means 'firefly'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 2407   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 20    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 23 words   Used in 30 words   Used in 65 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ケイ
Kun
   ほたる firefly
(Chinese) 萤     
⿱   classroom   insect  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 蛍 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 蛍 is used 28 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ケイ : 18 words FIND ALL
noun
1. fluorescent lamp; fluorescent light
2. person who is slow to react; someone slow on the uptake
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2
5
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ほたる : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm  (often written with kana only)
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5
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ほたる (read as ぼたる) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)  (see also: 姫蛍)
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9
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Henshall: 1200  Joy o' Kanji : 1200  Key to Kanji:

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ケイ   ほたる firefly   
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5
チュウ   むし insect   
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4
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
dot   
チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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1
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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2
stick   
classroom
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small
cover; covered   
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