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井 means 'well'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 272   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-1    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 27 words   Used in 84 words   Used in 8123 names   Component in 28 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セイ   ショウ
Kun
   a well
Name    いの   さい   ひ
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Why have the Japanese worshipped well water, shouted down wells, and jokingly called the Edo era the "Ido" era? How do people use the shape of a well in everything from kimono cloth to business slang? How does 井 figure into economic and political discussions? Find out all of this and much more, including the role of wells in folktales, proverbs, and Haruki Murakami's fiction.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 井 is used 6 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 井 is used 78 times, read 3 ways.
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 21 words FIND ALL
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noun
ceiling; ceiling price
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セイ : 18 words FIND ALL
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noun
oil well
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い : 39 words FIND ALL
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noun
water well
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Henshall: 1470  Joy o' Kanji : 1470  Key to Kanji:

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セイ   ショウ   い a well   
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