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香 means 'fragrance'

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Strokes : 9    Radical number: 186    Frequency: 505   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 37    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 64 words   Used in 171 words   Used in 4269 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   コウ   キョウ
Kun
   かお fragrance   かお to be fragrant    scent, odour
Name
   か
Name    こ   こお   ひゃん   よし
With a plethora of photos, this essay shows how 香 conveys the scent of everything from coffee to flowers in signs from around the globe. This kanji also means "incense" (which has played an important role in Japanese culture and religion for centuries), as well as 'perfume' (which hasn't). On top of that, 香 factors into two notable place names and some food terms. It's even a radical!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 香
Essay 1255 on 香 (fragrance; "perfume" radical) covers this shape, which doesn't appear in any Jōyō characters aside from 香 itself but smells really nice!
⿱   grain   sun; day  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 香 is used 4 times, read 2 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 香 is used 148 times, read 4 ways (with 5 variations). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
コウ : 118 words FIND ALL
noun
perfume
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キョウ : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
lance  (shogi term)
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コウ (read as ごう) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
portable incense burner (ball-shaped and carried in one's clothes)
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キョウ (read as ぎょう) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
court ladies' residence (in the inner Heian Palace)  (see also: 五舎)
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か : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
smell (esp. a good smell); fragrance; scent; aroma; perfume  (see also: 花の香; esp. 〜の香)
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かお : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
aroma; fragrance; scent; smell
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か (read as が) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
lingering scent
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かお (read as かおり) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
aroma; fragrance; scent; smell
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こ: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
pickled vegetables; pickles  (see also: お新香)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Hong Kong; Hongkong
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Henshall: 1255  Joy o' Kanji : 1255  Key to Kanji:

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コウ   キョウ   かお fragrance   かお to be fragrant   か scent, odour   
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grain
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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