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鼓 means 'hand drum'

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Strokes : 13    Radical number: 207    Frequency: 1730   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-30    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 21 words   Used in 68 words   Used in 182 names   Component in 8 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   コ
Kun
   つづみ hand drum
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Learn about a wide range of Japanese drums, including the small, ropy type played on the shoulder. See what "taiko" means in Japan versus abroad, and learn how ensemble drumming was created quite recently. Also discover traditional drumming contexts, from the battlefield to the shrine to the theater. Find out which "drums" you can consume and where drums lie in the human body!
Radical 207 appears in only one Jōyō kanji, which is 鼓 itself! See essay 1234 on 鼓 (drum; to beat; encourage, muster; 'drum' radical) to find out all about this radical and autonomous kanji.
⿰   ten beans   support  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鼓 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 鼓 is used 63 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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drum
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コ (read as ご) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
small gong (used in gagaku)  (see also: 雅楽)
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つづみ : 7 words FIND ALL
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noun
hand drum
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コ   つづみ hand drum   
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ten beans
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
トウ   ズ   まめ bean   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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grass   
シ   ささえる to support   
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また again   
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