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関 means 'barrier'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 87   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-1    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 155 words   Used in 561 words   Used in 1131 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   カン
Kun
   せき barrier   かかわる to be connected
Kun    -ぜき   からくり   かんぬき
⿵   gate   relation  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 関 is used 19 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 関 is used 543 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
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カン : 513 words FIND ALL
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1. relation; relationship; connection
2. participation; involvement; concern
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せき : 11 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: せき
noun, noun (suffix)
1. barrier; gate  (this meaning is restricted to reading せき)
noun
2. seki (in go); mutual life  (usu. セキ)
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からくり : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: 覗き機関
noun
peep show; device with lens mounted on a stand or in a box to view enlarged pictures
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かかわる : 9 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be affected; to be influenced
2. to be concerned with; to have to do with
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せき (read as ぜき) : 8 words FIND ALL
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noun
ōzeki (second highest rank in sumo)  (sumo term)
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かかわる (read as かかわ) : 1 word FIND ALL
5
to get involved or entangled in; to get mixed up in; to have something to do with; to have dealings with
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Henshall: 467 (originally: 444)  Joy o' Kanji : 444  Key to Kanji: 144 

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カン   せき barrier   かかわる to be connected   
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relation
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テン   あめ    あま- heaven   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
モン   かど gate   
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