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主 means 'master'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 85   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 7    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 268 words   Used in 969 words   Used in 436 names   Component in 38 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シュ   ス
Kun
   ぬし landlord   おも main
On    シュウ
Kun    あるじ master, proprietor, owner
Name    かず   ず   もん
  
⿱   dot   king  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 主 is used 39 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 主 is used 954 times, read 6 ways (with 2 variations).
シュ : 834 words FIND ALL
chief; main; principal; major
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ス (read as ず) : 32 words FIND ALL
noun
1. Buddhist priest; bonze
2. close-cropped hair; crew cut; person with a shorn head
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シュウ : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
serving a master; employee
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ス : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
high priest
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シュ (read as じゅ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
head of a temple
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ぬし : 58 words FIND ALL
noun
landlord; landowner
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おも : 11 words FIND ALL
mainly; primarily
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あるじ : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
1. head (of a household); proprietor (of a store); proprietress; landlord; landlady; master (of a servant)  (abbreviation)
2. entertaining someone as one's guest  (see also: 饗設け; also written as 饗; archaic)
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Henshall: 315 (originally: 299)  Joy o' Kanji : 299  Key to Kanji: 470 

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シュ   ス   master   ぬし landlord   おも main   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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