鐘 means 'bell'

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Strokes : 20    Frequency: 1877   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-34    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 11 words   Used in 50 words   Used in 240 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   かね bell
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Do you know the difference between a 鐘 and a ? Hint: Each bell has a different religious affiliation! Do you know which parts of a bell are associated with dragons, colts, and breasts? Do you know how to eat a bell? Do you know why they ring temple bells 108 times? Do you know what it means to strike an alarm bell figuratively? Read the essay, and you'll soon know all of this!
⿰   gold   child  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鐘 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 鐘 is used 43 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ショウ : 27 words FIND ALL
belfry; bell tower
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かね : 7 words FIND ALL
Most common form: かね
bell (often a large hanging bell); chime  (see also: )
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かね (read as がね) : 9 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 吊り鐘
temple bell; hanging bell; funeral bell
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An additional 7 less common words include 鐘 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1414  Joy o' Kanji : 1414  Key to Kanji:

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ショウ   かね bell   
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ドウ   わらべ a child   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
リ   さと village   
キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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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