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To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of. Once you have identified any component, search for it in any of three ways:
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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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Components

隠 means 'hide'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 709   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 113 words   Used in 172 words   Used in 126 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   イン
Kun
   かく to hide, to conceal   かくれる to hide, to be in hiding
On    オン
Kun    かく   かか   よ
Name    お   がくし
  
The right side does exist as a kanji 𢚩, but not visible on most systems.
⿰   () hill   claws a yo from your heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 隠 is used 6 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 隠 is used 158 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
イン : 56 words FIND ALL
1. retirement
2. retired person
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オン : 4 words FIND ALL
privacy; secrecy; spy; detective
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かく : 89 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to hide; to conceal
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かく (read as がく) : 6 words FIND ALL
disappearance
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かく (read as かくし) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
rove beetle  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1014  Joy o' Kanji : 1014  Key to Kanji:

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イン   かく to hide, to conceal   かくれる to hide, to be in hiding   
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claws a yo from your heart
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claw   つめ    
yo; yell
シン   こころ heart   
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hill   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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