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黒 means 'black'

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Strokes : 11    Radical number: 203    Frequency: 415   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 7    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 13    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 256 words   Used in 349 words   Used in 1713 names   Component in 2 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コク
Kun
   くろ   くろ black
Kun    くろずむ
  
See essay 1227 on (mysterious; 'black' radical), because Sidebar 6 has a small discussion about 黒. Of all the Jōyō kanji, this radical is on duty only in (1856: silent). It's also a component in (1821: black inkstick; black ink; Mexico).
⿱   village   () fire  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 黒 is used 12 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 黒 is used 315 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
コク : 85 words FIND ALL
noun
blackboard
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コク (read as こっ) : 5 words FIND ALL
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くろ : 195 words FIND ALL
noun
1. black  (see also: )
2. black go stone
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くろ (read as ぐろ) : 30 words FIND ALL
noun
Bonin white-eye (Apalopteron familiare)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 137 (originally: 124)  Joy o' Kanji : 124  Key to Kanji: 350 

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コク   くろ    くろ black   
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リ   さと village   
カ   fire   ひ    ほ ~   
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