荒 (laid waste) kanji
Laid waste
This kanji has 9 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 8.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:laid waste, rough, rude, wild
On reading:コウ
Kun reading:あら-い、あら-、あ-れる、あ-らす、-あ-らし、すさ-む
ara-i, ara-, a-reru, a-rasu, -a-rashi, susa-mu

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荒廃
こうはい
waste, ruin, devastation
荒野
こうや
a wilderness, a waste, wasteland
言葉遣いが荒い
ことばづかいがあらい
be rough in one's speech, use harsh language
手が荒れる
てがあれる
hands get chapped
荒らし回る
あらしまわる
raven, ravage
荒んだ生活
すさんだせいかつ
a dissolute life
荒屋
あばらや
a hovel, a shabby house
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