赤 means 'red'

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Strokes : 7    Radical number: 155    Frequency: 482   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 13    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 293 words   Used in 354 words   Used in 1576 names   Component in 3 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   セキ   シャク
   あか   あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush
Kun    あか-
Name    あ   あこ   あま
⿱   ground; earth  ⿻   small  丿 () whereupon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 赤 is used 15 times, read 3 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 赤 is used 318 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
セキ : 81 words FIND ALL
セキ (read as せっ) : 14 words FIND ALL
red blood cell; erythrocyte
シャク : 2 words FIND ALL
hakudo (gold-copper alloy, usu. with a blue patina)
あか : 219 words FIND ALL
2. Red (i.e. communist)
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じゃっ: 1 word. FIND ALL
unlucky for all activities, with only the period around noon being auspicious  (see also: 六曜)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. bright red; deep red; flushed (of face)
2. downright (e.g. lie); complete; utter
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Henshall: 51 (originally: 46)  Joy o' Kanji : 46  Key to Kanji: 618 

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セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
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