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選 means 'choose'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 222   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-5    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 18    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 133 words   Used in 340 words   Used in 27 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セン
Kun
   えら choose
Right side exists as a rarely-used kanji,
⿺   () move  ⿱  ⿰   self   self   together  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 選 is used 14 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 選 is used 322 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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セン : 300 words FIND ALL
1
noun
player (in game); team member
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セン (read as ぜん) : 1 word FIND ALL
suru verb - special class, transitive verb
to choose; to take; to select; to pick out
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えら : 21 words FIND ALL
2
'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
to choose; to select
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An additional 18 less common words include 選 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 556 (originally: 527)  Joy o' Kanji : 527  Key to Kanji: 640 

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セン   えら choose   
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コ   キ   おのれ self   
キョウ   とも together   
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grass   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
katakana 'ha'; eight
move
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