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釜 means 'iron pot' or 'kettle'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1996   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-37    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 34 words   Used in 509 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   かま iron pot; kettle
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Pots look lifeless, but 釜 is full of fun. It plays a great role in a folktale and has connections to necessities in life, plus car crashes, cross-dressing, and demons who boil people in cauldrons. It pops up in colorful place names. And of course this kanji has a culinary side, appearing in terms for "rice cooker," the names of rice and udon dishes, a salty fish dish, a way of making tea, and more.
⿱   father  ⿻   king   () eight  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 釜 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 釜 is used 34 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
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noun
iron pot; kettle
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かま (read as がま) : 17 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. salt pan (used for boiling seawater to make salt)
2. cooking a fish inside a salt crust  (see also: 塩釜焼き; abbreviation)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1950  Key to Kanji:

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かま iron pot; kettle   
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フ   ちち father   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
crossed swords
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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