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 177 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 (trace). 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).
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)
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: 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
Most common form: あがき
struggling; pawing (e.g. horses' hooves)  (often written with kana only)
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An additional た.る less common words include 足 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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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