阪 means 'slope'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 855   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 43    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 32 words   Used in 729 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    さか slope
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Enter the city of pleasure! This essay covers everything about Osaka, including its name, history, cuisine (e.g., Kansai sushi), castle, and entertainment industry, as well as the Osakan's colorful personality, conversational style, accent, and dialect. Learn about the "Osaka Metropolis Plan" that terrified some people, and find out about often-used terms such as "Keihan" and "Hanshin.'
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Power Centers
京 鎌 畿 阪
Kyoto, Tokyo, Kamakura, Nara, and Osaka have, at various times, been the centers of political power in Japan, three serving as national capitals. These cities teem with history, some of it violent, thanks to battles for ascendancy centuries ago. Those vying for power even turned several temples into political strongholds. Nowadays, the cities pride themselves on culinary specialties, striking architecture, regional products, and prominent temples (one with a gigantic Buddha statue). Proverbs and stereotypes reveal the distinctive personality traits associated with each location.
⿰   () hill   anti  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 阪 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 阪 is used 31 times, read 2 ways.
ハン : 11 words FIND ALL
1 0
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さか : 20 words FIND ALL
1. Osaka  (this meaning is restricted to reading おおさか)
2. large hill  (archaic)
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An additional 坂 less common words include 阪 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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ハン   slope
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ハン   ホン   タン    anti-   そらす to bend, to warp   そ to be warped, curved   
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