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衝 means 'collide'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1103   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 82 words   Used in 14 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun    collide, brunt, highway, opposition (astronomy), thrust, pierce, stab, prick
⿻   to go   heavy  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 衝 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 衝 is used 78 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ショウ : 60 words FIND ALL
1. collision; crash; running into
2. conflict; quarrel; clashing
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TEST
: 9 words FIND ALL
expression, 'ku' godan verb
to be in high spirits  (see also: 意気衝天)
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(read as つく) : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
Buckleya lanceolata (species of parasitic deciduous shrub)  (often written with kana only)
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(read as づ) : 2 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
to kowtow (to bow from a kneeling position such that the forehead touches the ground); to prostrate oneself; to give a deep, reverent bow
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Henshall: 1411  Joy o' Kanji : 1411  Key to Kanji:

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ショウ    collide   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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チョウ   テイ    a (city) block; counter for long/narrow things, blocks of tofu   
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ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
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