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負 means 'defeat'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 506   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-13    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 26    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 93 words   Used in 236 words   Used in 48 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   かす to defeat   ける to be defeated    to carry (on one's back)
⿱   () corner   shellfish  
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 corner; horn  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 負 is used 11 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 負 is used 203 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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フ : 86 words FIND ALL
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burden; charge; responsibility
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フ (read as ぶ) : 28 words FIND ALL
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victory or defeat; match; contest; game; bout
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かす : 56 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lose; to be defeated
2. to succumb; to give in; to surrender; to yield  (this meaning is restricted to form 負ける)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to bear; to carry on one's back  (see also: 背負う)
2. to take responsibility for; to accept a duty
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Henshall: 406 (originally: 383)  Joy o' Kanji : 383  Key to Kanji: 920 

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フ   まかす to defeat   まける to be defeated   お to carry (on one's back)   
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かい shellfish   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
corner
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