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衣 means 'clothes'

Animation / stroke order not available.
Strokes : 6    Radical number: 145    Frequency: 879   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-10    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 44    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 42 words   Used in 172 words   Used in 1901 names   Component in 46 kanji (18 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ころも clothes
Kun    -ぎ   きぬ clothes
Just as clothing often tears, the 'clothing' radical is rent in half in kanji such as (1585: innermost heart) but stays intact in characters such as (1930: split) and (783: compound).
𠂢 tributary  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 衣 is used 7 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 衣 is used 151 times, read 5 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
イ : 96 words FIND ALL
clothing; costume; outfit; garment; dress
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エ : 8 words FIND ALL
monk's waist robe  (Buddhist term)
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きぬ : 10 words FIND ALL
lawn orchid; soldier's orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica)  (often written with kana only)
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ころも : 9 words FIND ALL
1. clothes; garment
2. gown; robe
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ころも (read as ごろも) : 14 words FIND ALL
1. angel's raiment; robe of feathers
2. wings of birds or insects; plumage of birds
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きぬ (read as ぎぬ) : 9 words FIND ALL
garment padded with cotton  (see also: 綿入れ; archaic)
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-ぎ (read as ぎ) : 4 words FIND ALL
3 0
(sleeveless) undergarment; padded undershirt  (see also: 胴衣)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
yukata (light cotton kimono worn in the summer or used as a bathrobe)  (see also: 湯帷子)
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Henshall: 444 (originally: 420)  Joy o' Kanji : 420  Key to Kanji: 18 

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イ   ころも clothes   
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