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貫 means 'pierce'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1324   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-18    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 17 words   Used in 62 words   Used in 559 names   Component in 6 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   カン
Kun
   つらぬ to pierce
Kun    ぬき   ぬ
Name    つら   ぬく
⿱   () mother   shellfish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 貫 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 貫 is used 59 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
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カン : 40 words FIND ALL
0 3
1. consistency; coherence; integration
2. one kan (approx. 3.75 kg, 8.3 lb)
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カン (read as がん) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
sweet potato variety (often used in shochu brewing)
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ぬき : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
1. Eiroku-period swordsmithing school, named for a place in the old Higo province
2. sword of the Dotanuki school, usually thicker and heavier than regular Japanese swords
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つらぬ : 5 words FIND ALL
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to go through; to pierce; to penetrate
2. to carry out; to persist; to keep (faith); to stick to (principles); to maintain (independence)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to go through; to pierce; to penetrate  (see also: 貫く)
2. to persist; to stick to; to enforce (one's) will  (see also: 貫く)
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Henshall: 1102  Joy o' Kanji : 1102  Key to Kanji:

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カン   つらぬ to pierce   
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ボ   はは mother   
かい shellfish   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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