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覚 means 'remember'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 361   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 22    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 25 words   Used in 219 words   Used in 341 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   カク
Kun
   おぼえる to remember   める to awake   ます to rouse, awaken
Kun    さと
  
⿱   classroom   see  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 覚 is used 17 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 覚 is used 212 times, read 4 ways (with 4 variations).
カク : 147 words FIND ALL
sense; sensation; feeling; intuition
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カク (read as がく) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
perfect enlightenment  (Buddhist term)
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おぼえる : 29 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to memorize; to memorise; to commit to memory; to learn by heart; to bear in mind; to remember
2. to learn; to pick up; to acquire  (this meaning is restricted to form 覚える)
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める (read as ざ) : 15 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to wake up; to awake
2. to awaken to (instinct, ability, perception, etc.); to become aware of; to become conscious of; to realize
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める : 13 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to wake; to wake up
2. to become sober; to sober up; to regain consciousness (e.g. after anaesthesia)
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さと : 3 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to perceive; to sense; to discern
2. to understand; to comprehend; to realize
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おぼえる (read as おぼえ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
memo; memorandum; note; memorial; protocol
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さと (read as さとり) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
Satori; folklore monster that can read minds  (see also: 悟る; often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 463 (originally: 439)  Joy o' Kanji : 439  Key to Kanji: 118 

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カク   おぼえる to remember   さめる to awake   さます to rouse, awaken   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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legs
classroom
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small
cover; covered   
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