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読 means 'read'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 306   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 4    Beginner lesson: 17   Begins 123 words   Used in 269 words   Used in 34 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ドク   トク
Kun
   to read
On    トウ
Kun    -よ
Name    よみ
  
⿰   say; word   sell  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 読 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 読 is used 266 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
ドク : 104 words FIND ALL
reading
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3
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トウ : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
punctuation mark; punctuation marks  (linguistics terminology)
2
6
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ドク (read as どっ) : 5 words FIND ALL
sutra chanting  (see also: 看経)
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8
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トク : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. reading-book; reader; guidebook; manual  (see also: 入門書)
2. textbook (esp. a pre-war elementary school Japanese language textbook)  (original meaning)
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5
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to read
2. to count  (see also: さばを読む; now mostly used in idioms)
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5
1
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(read as よみ) : 49 words FIND ALL
preparatory reading; lesson study; rehearsal (of play)
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7
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Henshall: 206 (originally: 189)  Joy o' Kanji : 189  Key to Kanji: 825 

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ドク   トク   よ to read   
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バイ   う to sell   うれる to be selling; be in demand   
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シ   samurai
net
ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   one   ひと    ひと-    
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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