要 (need) kanji
Need
This kanji has 9 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 4.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
On reading:ヨウ
Kun reading:い-る、かなめ
i-ru, kaname

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必要
ひつよう
need, necessity, want ☆=要る(いる) needed, necessary
要するに~
ようするに
in short, in a word, to sum up, I mean to say ☆=つまり
要らない
いらない
do not want, No thanks. ☆=結構です(けっこうです) unnecessary, unwanted ☆=不要(ふよう)

かなめ
a key point, a main point, a key person
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