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鯨 means 'whale'

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Strokes : 19    Frequency: 2223   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 69 words   Used in 60 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ゲイ
Kun
   くじら whale
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⿰   fish   capital  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鯨 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 鯨 is used 61 times, read 2 ways.
ゲイ : 17 words FIND ALL
noun
whaling; whale fishing
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くじら : 44 words FIND ALL
noun
whale (Cetacea spp.)  (often written with kana only)
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5
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Henshall: 1208  Joy o' Kanji : 1208  Key to Kanji:

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ゲイ   くじら whale   
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5
キョウ   ケイ    capital   
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2
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
1
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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2
lid
ギョ   さかな    うお fish   
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2
corner
デン   た rice field   
2
fire
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