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鳥 means 'bird'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 848   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 14    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 81 words   Used in 374 words   Used in 1619 names   Component in 35 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   チョウ
Kun
   とり bird
Name    か   と   とっ
The feathers fly in this radical note, which covers kanji such as (209: to cry (animals)), (1206: chicken), and (2072: crane), including their etymologies. Learn the difference between 鳥 and another bird radical with which it often combines.
 white   reach   () fire  
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 island   crow  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鳥 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 鳥 is used 329 times, read 2 ways (with 4 variations). 2 words use a non-standard reading.
チョウ : 134 words FIND ALL
noun
1. swan (Cygnus spp.)
2. white-feathered bird
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とり : 74 words FIND ALL
noun
1. bird
2. bird meat (esp. chicken meat); fowl; poultry  (see also: )
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とり (read as どり) : 113 words FIND ALL
noun
plover  (often written with kana only)
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か: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
Asuka period (550-710 CE)
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とっ: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
Tottori prefecture (Chuugoku area)
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と: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
chicken coop; henhouse
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Part of a non-standard reading: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
oolong tea
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Henshall: 190 (originally: 174)  Joy o' Kanji : 174  Key to Kanji: 757 

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チョウ   とり bird   
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ハク   ビャク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
K
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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reach
fire
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