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Components

障 means 'hinder'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 751   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 229 words   Used in 47 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun
   さわ to hinder, hamper
⿰   () hill   chapter  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 障 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 障 is used 220 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ショウ : 202 words FIND ALL
1. obstacle; impediment; hindrance; difficulty; barrier
2. handicap; impairment; disability; disorder; malfunction  (see also: 視力障害; this meaning is restricted to reading しょうがい)
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さわ : 15 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to hinder; to interfere with; to affect; to do one harm; to be harmful to
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さわ (read as ざわ) : 3 words FIND ALL
hard (on the ears); offensive (to the ear); rasping; rough; harsh; grating; jarring; cacophonous
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Henshall: 913 (originally: 902)  Joy o' Kanji : 902  Key to Kanji: 546 

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ショウ   さわ to hinder, hamper   
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ショウ    chapter, badge, mark   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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ソウ   サッ   early; fast   はや early   はやまる be hasty   はやめる to expedite, to hasten   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
stick   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
1
hill   
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