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金 means 'gold'

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Strokes : 8    Radical number: 167    Frequency: 79   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 3    Beginner lesson: 10   Begins 457 words   Used in 1255 words   Used in 3111 names   Component in 162 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: ) and steel (864: ) to tools such as needles (905: ), mirrors (462: ), and pots for cooking (2088: ). And let's not forget about something none of us could live without - money (734: )!
⿱  𠆢 () man  ⿻   () eight   king  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 金 is used 42 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 金 is used 1190 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
キン : 918 words FIND ALL
noun
fee; charge; fare
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コン : 43 words FIND ALL
noun
1. vajra (indestructible substance); diamond; adamantine
2. thunderbolt; Indra's weapon; Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth
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キン (read as ぎん) : 26 words FIND ALL
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) : 15 words FIND ALL
noun
El Dorado; legendary land of wealth
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かね : 77 words FIND ALL
noun
money  (see also: ; polite (teineigo) language)
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かね (read as がね) : 63 words FIND ALL
1. silver (Ag)
noun
2. silver coin; money
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かな- (read as かな) : 48 words FIND ALL
noun
metal fittings or fixtures
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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   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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