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開 means 'open'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 123   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-6    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 224 words   Used in 526 words   Used in 833 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   カイ
Kun
   to (be) open   ける   ひら to open (something)   ひらける to open out (eg view)
Kun    ひら   -びら
Name    はる   か   ひらき
⿵   gate   start; initiate  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 開 is used 31 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 開 is used 515 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
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カイ : 404 words FIND ALL
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start; commencement; beginning; initiation
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ひら : 48 words FIND ALL
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
1. to open; to undo; to unseal; to unpack
2. to bloom; to unfold; to spread out
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to open (e.g. doors)  (esp. 開く)
2. to open (e.g. business, etc.)  (esp. 開く)
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ひら (read as びら) : 19 words FIND ALL
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noun
start of the mountain-climbing season
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ひら (read as ぴら) : 1 word FIND ALL
1. to do something in public
2. to open
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Henshall: 261 (originally: 241)  Joy o' Kanji : 241  Key to Kanji: 107 

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カイ   あ to (be) open   あける    ひら to open (something)   ひらける to open out (eg view)   
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start, initiate   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
twenty; two hands   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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stick   
モン   かど gate   
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