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説 means 'explain'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 198   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 18    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 45 words   Used in 335 words   Used in 57 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   セツ   ゼイ
Kun
   to explain, persuade
Name    さとし   とき
⿰   say; word   eight elder brothers  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 説 is used 12 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 説 is used 327 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations).
セツ : 259 words FIND ALL
explanation; exposition
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セツ (read as ぜつ) : 24 words FIND ALL
speech; address
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セツ (read as せっ) : 16 words FIND ALL
persuasion
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ゼイ : 6 words FIND ALL
election tour; election campaign; stumping
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: 13 words FIND ALL
to explain; to advocate; to preach; to persuade
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(read as ど) : 4 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to persuade; to coax; to solicit
2. to seduce; to make advances; to make a play; to make a pass; to put the moves on; to come on to; to hit on; to court; to woo; to romance
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とき: 5 words. FIND ALL
explanation; exposition  (see also: 説明)
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Henshall: 553 (originally: 524)  Joy o' Kanji : 524  Key to Kanji: 624 

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セツ   ゼイ   と to explain, persuade   
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3
eight elder brothers
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eight
ケイ   キョウ   elder brother; brother   あに elder brother   
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2
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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2
legs
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   
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