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駄 means 'pack horse'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1182   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 33 words   Used in 93 words   Used in 108 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ダ
Kun
   pack horse; worthless, burdensome
On   
⿰   horse   fat  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 駄 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 駄 is used 90 times, read 2 ways.
ダ : 68 words FIND ALL
1. no good; not serving its purpose; useless; broken  (often written with kana only)
2. hopeless; wasted; in vain; purposeless  (often written with kana only)
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3
2
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タ : 22 words FIND ALL
noun
1. geta; Japanese wooden clogs
2. turn (in set-type proofing); upside-down character  (see also: 伏せ字; later printed as 〓, resembling the teeth of a geta)
2
5
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Henshall: 1541  Joy o' Kanji : 1541  Key to Kanji:

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ダ    pack horse; worthless, burdensome   
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5
タ   タイ   ふと fat   ふと to get fat, to put on weight   
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3
ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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1
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
dot   
バ   うま horse   ま horse   
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3
little bird
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fire
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