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俺 means 'me'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 474   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 25    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 12 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   おれ me, I
On    エン
Kun    われ
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Some sources call 俺 rough, arrogant, vulgar, and disagreeable. Others say it is informal and intimate. It conveys manliness, which could imply control over emotions, but it is also the pronoun men use when they lose their cool. All these contradictory statements are true! The mere idea of adding 俺 to the Joyo list provoked a bitter battle. Find out how and why men use this charged word.
⿰   () man   suffocate  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 俺 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 俺 is used 8 times, read 1 way.
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Most common form: おれ
I; me  (sounds rough or arrogant; male term or language)
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An additional 4 less common words include 俺 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1970  Key to Kanji:

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おれ me, I   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
エン    suffocate, obstruct   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
electricity
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second   おつ    
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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