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足 means 'foot'

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Strokes : 7    Radical number: 157    Frequency: 207   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-5    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 160 words   Used in 501 words   Used in 655 names   Component in 27 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   あし foot; leg    to add      りる to be sufficient
Name    あ   あす   おす   たらし
The 'foot' radical 足 can mean 'foot,' not surprisingly, but it can also symbolize 'footprint,' as in (1485: trace; ruins). In fact, the 足 radical pops up twice in a term related to digital footprints! In another word, the 'foot' radical ends up near the ceiling!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 足 is used 20 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 足 is used 470 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations).
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
ソク : 156 words FIND ALL
insufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth  (opposite: 満足)
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ソク (read as ぞく) : 11 words FIND ALL
1. satisfaction; contentment; complacency  (see also: 不満, 不満足)
2. sufficient; enough; adequate; proper  (opposite: 不足)
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ソク (read as そっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
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あし : 239 words FIND ALL
1. foot  (esp. 足)
2. leg  (esp. 脚,肢)
(click the word to view an additional 5 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
: 57 words FIND ALL
0 3
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be sufficient; to be enough  (see also: 取るに足りない; in the form verb に足りる)
2. to be worth doing; to be worthy
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(read as だ) : 1 word FIND ALL
3 0 1
skill; dexterity; master hand
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あ: 3 words. FIND ALL
3 1
struggling; pawing (e.g. horses' hooves)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
Henshall: 36 (originally: 51)  Joy o' Kanji : 51  Key to Kanji: 679 

Cascading kanji view

ソク   あし foot; leg   た to add   た    たりる to be sufficient   
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