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金 means 'gold'

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Strokes : 8    Radical number: 167    Frequency: 79   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 3    Beginner lesson: 10   Begins 459 words   Used in 1256 words   Used in 3111 names   Component in 173 kanji (31 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   キン   コン
Kun
   かね gold; money
Kun    かな-   -がね
Name    かん   きむ   こ   この   ん
Find out about the radical that gives us everything from silver (263: 銀) and steel (864: 鋼) to tools such as needles (905: 針), mirrors (462: 鏡), and pots for cooking (2088: 鍋). And let's not forget about something none of us could live without - money (734: 銭)!
⿱  𠆢 () man  ⿻   () eight   king  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 金 is used 51 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 金 is used 1193 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
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キン : 919 words FIND ALL
3
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
Friday
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コン : 43 words FIND ALL
3 0
noun
superhuman (Herculean) strength
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キン (read as ぎん) : 26 words FIND ALL
1
1. wages
noun
2. cash payment of rent  (this meaning is restricted to reading ちんきん)
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コン (read as ごん) : 16 words FIND ALL
0
gold
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かね : 78 words FIND ALL
0
noun
money  (see also: ; polite (teineigo) language)
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かね (read as がね) : 63 words FIND ALL
0
Most common form: 引き鉄
noun
trigger; gunlock
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かな- (read as かな) : 48 words FIND ALL
3 0
noun
1. binding hand and foot; temporary feeling of paralysis; sleep paralysis
2. being tied down with money  (colloquialism)
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An additional 66 less common words include 金 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 18 (originally: 14)  Joy o' Kanji : 14  Key to Kanji: 232 

Cascading kanji view

キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
eight
オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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