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重 means 'heavy'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 158   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 277 words   Used in 586 words   Used in 2009 names   Component in 19 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジュウ   チョウ
Kun
   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up    -fold, -ply
Name
   え   しげ
Kun    おも   おもなう   おも
Name    さね   しげる
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 重 is used 32 times, read 5 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 重 is used 572 times, read 5 ways (with 1 variation). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
ジュウ : 412 words FIND ALL
important; momentous; essential; principal; major
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1
TEST
チョウ : 40 words FIND ALL
precious; valuable
3
2
TEST
え : 34 words FIND ALL
suffix, counter
-fold; -ply  (see also: ; counter for layers in the hito-futa-mi counting system)
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5
TEST
おも : 48 words FIND ALL
1. heavy; weighty; massive  (opposite: 軽い)
2. heavy (feeling); depressed; gloomy; blue; uneasy
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings, examples and links)
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1
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かさなる : 35 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to pile up; to put something on top of another; to stack up
2. to repeat many times over; to go through something repeatedly
2
2
TEST
かさなる (read as がさ) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
1. chrysanthemum
2. color scheme for a kasane  (see also: )
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
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Henshall: 326 (originally: 311)  Joy o' Kanji : 311  Key to Kanji: 499 

Cascading kanji view

ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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