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黒 means 'black'

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Strokes : 11    Radical number: 203    Frequency: 415   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-7    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 13    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 257 words   Used in 350 words   Used in 1713 names   Component in 5 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   コク
Kun
   くろ   くろ black
Kun    くろずむ
     
See essay 1227 on 玄 (mysterious; 'black' radical), because Sidebar 6 has a small discussion about 黒. Of all the Jōyō kanji, this radical is on duty only in (silent). It's also a component in (black ink).
⿱   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 316 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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コク : 84 words FIND ALL
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noun
blackboard
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コク (read as こっ) : 5 words FIND ALL
Black Sea
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くろ : 196 words FIND ALL
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2. dark
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くろ (read as ぐろ) : 31 words FIND ALL
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mean; malicious; scheming; wicked; black-hearted
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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   
fire
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