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酷 means 'cruel'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1553   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-25    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 27 words   Used in 44 words   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コク
Kun    ひど cruel
⿰   sake flask   announce  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 酷 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 酷 is used 40 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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コク : 30 words FIND ALL
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cruelty; harshness
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コク (read as こっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
severe (intense) cold; depth of winter
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ひど : 6 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: ひどい
1. cruel; heartless; hard; harsh; severe  (often written with kana only)
2. violent; intense; strong; heavy; extreme  (often written with kana only)
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ひど (read as ぴど) : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: こっぴどい
bad; harsh; severe  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1273  Joy o' Kanji : 1273  Key to Kanji:

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コク    cruel   
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コク   つげる to announce   
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whereupon by the ground
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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西
セイ   サイ   にし west   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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