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通 means 'pass through'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 86   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 7    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 306 words   Used in 896 words   Used in 1996 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ツ   ツウ
Kun
   とお to pass through   とお to let pass   かよ to commute
Kun    とお   -とお   -どお   とお   -どお
Name    とん   どうし   どおり   みち
⿺   () move   use your ma  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 通 is used 45 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 通 is used 873 times, read 4 ways (with 4 variations).
ツウ : 675 words FIND ALL
1. general; ordinary; usual
2. normally; generally; usually
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ツ : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
all-night vigil over a body; wake  (see also: 御通夜)
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とお : 112 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go by; to go past; to go along; to travel along; to pass through; to use (a road); to take (a route); to go via; to go by way of
2. to run (between); to operate (between); to connect  (of public transport)
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とお (read as どお) : 52 words FIND ALL
noun (suffix)
1. in accordance with; following
2. roughly; about
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かよ : 22 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go to and from (a place); to go back and forth between; to run between (e.g. bus, train, etc.); to ply between
2. to go to (school, work, etc.); to attend; to commute; to frequent
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かよ (read as がよ) : 3 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
course of medical treatment; under-the-doctor
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どおし: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
(railway) cutting; excavation; sunken road; opencut
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ずう: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. lending (money); finance
2. adaptability; versatility; flexibility; accommodation
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Henshall: 193 (originally: 176)  Joy o' Kanji : 176  Key to Kanji: 762 

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ツ   ツウ   とお to pass through   とお to let pass   かよ to commute   
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use your ma
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
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katakana 'ma'   
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move
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