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言 means 'say' or 'word'

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Strokes : 7    Radical number: 149    Frequency: 12   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 6   Begins 299 words   Used in 1054 words   Used in 189 names   Component in 232 kanji (70 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ゲン   ゴン
Kun
   こと word, saying    to say
Name    とき
Learn about the radical that turns (sell) into (read) and that transforms (ten) into (arrange).
⿳  ⿱   one   one  ⿱   one   one   mouth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 言 is used 26 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 言 is used 967 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
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ゲン : 481 words FIND ALL
1
noun
language  (linguistics terminology)
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ゴン : 53 words FIND ALL
0
noun
silence
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こと : 115 words FIND ALL
3
noun
1. language; dialect  (see also: 言語)
2. word; words; phrase; term; expression; remark  (see also: 単語)
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0
1. to say; to utter; to declare
2. to name; to call
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こと (read as ごと) : 30 words FIND ALL
0 4
Most common form: ひとりごと
noun
soliloquy; monologue; speaking to oneself
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Henshall: 118 (originally: 274)  Joy o' Kanji : 274  Key to Kanji: 290 

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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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